Steve August 20, 2020
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by Christopher Rudolph

19h ago

An unexpected beacon of light in these dark, scary, virus-sweeping-the-globe times? Actor, playwright, and gay icon Leslie Jordan, whose straight-to-camera videos on social media have us physically incapable of not laughing for months now.

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Like most of us, the 64-year-old Hollywood and Broadway vet—best known for his roles as Beverley Leslie in Will & Grace and Lonnie Garr in Hearts Afire—has elected to self-quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic. But being isolated doesn’t mean being alone. Leslie has been uploading short videos to his Instagram page almost daily, documenting what he’s been up to.

In one of his most recent videos, Leslie records himself jamming out to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s raunchy ode to female sexuality, “WAP.” And it’s very obvious no one told Jordan what “WAP” is an acronym for before he pressed play on the track.

“No, no, no… I can’t believe it,” the actor says when it’s revealed what the “P” in “WAP” stands for. “Well, that is just shocking!”

Even though Leslie is clutching his pearls, he still supports Cardi’s new bop, saying he “doesn’t judge” and “to each it’s own.”

“I guess every garbage can has its lid,” he says while laughing.

Never change, Leslie. Can someone get him a “WAP” raincoat STAT?

I write about drag queens. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was “just the cutest thing ever.”

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