Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, March 3, 2000 Page: 30 of 102
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urrently touring with her much-her-
B aided Off Broadway one-woman
show — I'm the One That I Want —
Margaret Cho is also busy putting the finish-
ing touches on an upcoming movie version of
the show and a memoir to be released next
year. She will also appear at the March on
Washington, scheduled Apr. 30. In anticipation
of her appearance tomorrow night at Dallas'
Majestic Theater, Cho recently chatted from
her home in Hollywotfd Hills.
Are you excited about returning to Big D?
Yes. The last time I played Dallas was a cou-
ple of years ago on New Year's Eve with the
Turtle Creek Chorale. It was at the symphony
hall, and it was me and another comedian and
a Liberace impersonator. It was so beautiful
and so fun, and then we had dinner at the
Mansion on Turtle Creek. That was great — I
Ten questions with
woman Margaret Cho
By Bradley David
love [Mansion chef] Dean Fearing. I've always
loved playing Dallas.
Now that you're sober, do you still hang out
in gay bars?
It's not really that my sobriety keeps me
away — it's more that I'm just busy. But I still
hang out some. I can't stay away. I'm still part
of that whole culture.
You recently appeared on Politically
Incorrect's Super Bowl special, doing a live
remote from the Atlanta gay bar Burkhart's
Pub. Are you a football fan?
I don't know anything about it. I've actual-
ly been to a lot of lesbian tailgate parties, but
I've never actually watched the game. But I
thought it was like really historic, because
Super Bowl Sunday is regarded as this tradi-
tional jock holiday, and women and gays and
lots of people are sort of excluded from it. But
1 know a lot of gays and lesbians who love the
Super Bowl. Especially lesbians — oh my God!
When you're on the road, do you like to go
out after the show?
The show is pretty physically taxing — it's
an exhausting performance for me — so I don't
really go out much afterwards. I do spend a lot
of time talking to fans after the show.
Your travel connection for the
March On Washington
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Booking through us you
From intimate dinner for two
to corporate functions.
These days, a lot of celebrities would be
scared to be so accessible to their fans.
My fans are so lovely and so respectful and
so kind. I always have a great time with them.
I've never had a problem.
In November, when you filmed your San
Francisco shows for the movie version, did
your parents finally get to see you perform
Yes. My parents came to the show and they
loved it. I think it brought us closer together.
They had seen me on television but it was the
first time they had ever seen me live. I think
they were always very proud of my perform-
ing life, but it really terrified them. It was a
really wonderful thing for them to be there and
to see the show with all these screaming fans.
Is it true that you once worked as a phone-sex
Yeah, for maybe three or four years.
Actually, we just recorded phone sex messages
in a studio — we didn't really talk to anybody
live. It has really helped me in my profession-
al life. I do a lot of voice-overs now, and it's the
same thing. I also worked at a lesbian S/M
store in San Francisco.
Hillary Clinton invited you to do a recent
fundraiser. How did she know you?
• I was invited to the White House two years
ago for a state dinner. The President of Korea
was visiting, so they invited all Korean-
Americans of note. I think Hillary is so amaz-
ing. She's so intelligent and just so cool.
Speaking of Hillary, Monica Lewinsky has
been hanging out in Hollywood circles lately.
Have you met her?
No, I saw her at a dinner for People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals. I really wanted
to go up and say hello, but she seemed very
guarded, and I didn't want to disturb her. I feel
very sad for her. Nobody should have to go
through what she's gone through.
Do you feel like this is the best time of your
life so far?
Oh, absolutely. I just feel so grounded, and
I feel really fortunate about all the things that
have happened. I'm just really content, which
is a wonderful place to be. ▼
Margaret Cho performs I'm the One That I
Want tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theater•
1925 Elm St. Tickets $28.75438.75. 214-373-
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