Miss Understood (real name: Alex Heimberg) is an American drag artist originally from Levittown, New York, who has been based in New York City since the late 1980s. She was a prominent figure in the East Village drag scene of the early 1990s which revolved around the legendary Pyramid Club and Wigstock, an annual open air drag festival. Her film and television appearances include The Brenda and Glennda Show, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, HBO's Dragtime, TLC's Faking It, Wigstock, The Movie, and Sex and the City.

Screaming Queens Entertainment

In 1994, Miss Understood started a drag queen booking agency called Screaming Queens Entertainment, for which she acts as "CEO and Spokesmodel."[1] The company was developed to showcase some of the outrageous personalities Miss Understood encountered in her early days. "When I first went clubbing, I was stunned by what I saw: a whole world of surreal looking characters that never left their homes before midnight. I had seen people dressed in drag before, but in New York, drag meant something totally different. It wasn't necessarily about passing as a woman, but about looking outrageous, feeling fabulous, and getting attention." Prominent events for which Screaming Queens provided entertainment include George Stephanopoulos's bachelor party,[2] Blaine Trump's Valentine's Day dinner, Barbra Streisand's Farewell Concert VIP dinner, the Hugo Boss Christmas party; and New York Magazine's 30th anniversary, amongst others.[3]


  1. "Lots More Drag Queens", New York Times, 1994-11-06. Retrieved on 2007-04-12. 
  2. Interview with Miss Understood. Eros Zine (2005-05-10). Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
  3. Blue Moon Talent. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.

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