FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 05, 2020
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund have decided to partner in producing the Sisters’ annual “Hunky Jesus & Foxy Mary” Contest, hosted by Sister Roma.
The Sisters’ annual free anniversary celebration, Easter In The Park, historically attracts more than 10,000 revelers to Dolores Park every year. The Hunky Jesus Contest has become one of San Francisco’s most anticipated and beloved contests featuring colorful contestants who bring their imaginative and outrageous interpretations of the religious icons to the stage, all vying for the coveted crown.
However, this year amidst the COVID-19 crisis and the order to stay-at-home in the Bay Area the Sisters have opted to move the event online.
Past winners of the Hunky Jesus Contest include “Viva Las Jesus” an Elvis interpreter with a pompadour and jewel encrusted leisure suit who opened his hands to allow a red glitter stigmata to flow onto the stage and “Refu-Jesus,” a Puerto Rican Jesus who immigrated to the stage and pelted the crowd with rolls of paper towels. Explains Sister Tilda NexTime, Chair of SPI Board of Directors, “Like any modern 20th Century Order of Nuns, we’re going online and opening the contest, all genders, races, sexual orientations, and choice of peanut butters welcome.”
“San Francisco audiences are smart, sophisticated, and have a very twisted sense of humor,” says Sister Roma. “You can’t just be hunky or foxy to win the title. Our crowd responds most enthusiastically to contestants who have a clear concept, a clever message, and excellent execution.”
Submissions are welcome starting immediately via email to email@example.com and via the SF Queer Nightlife Fund form below.
HUNKY JESUS / FOX MARY CONTEST RULES:
To compete you must live in the United States, be 18 years or older, and follow the Sisters on Instagram @sfsisters
- Prepare a short bio including your Instagram account name, where you live, your Hunky Jesus or Foxy Mary name, a photo of you in character, and a one minute video featuring your “Holy Inspiration” in action.
- E-mail everything to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entries are due by “Good Friday” April 10th, 12am PST
- The Sisters will pore through entries and select 15 candidates for Hunky Jesus, 15 candidates for Foxy Mary and announce contestants on Easter Sunday. Voting will be done by the community via likes and comments.
One Winner will get a very special gift and world-wide bragging rights as the first-ever online Foxy Mary and Hunky Jesus!