Who the hell is Jota Mercury?
Jota (pronounced HO-TAH) Mercury is an international award winning drag king who works to constantly challenge the ideologies of machismo and male dominance by playing with gender in not only the funniest but sexiest ways. A versatile performer, you never know what to expect with Jota Mercury.
Accolades and Titles
San Francisco Drag King Contest Winner 2017
2nd Runner-up Panama Burlesque Festival
Jota Mercury was never planned. Really. I wanted to solely perform burlesque until I attended my first drag king show in Oakland- there I encountered an entirely different world of performance and queerness that I NEEDED to be apart of. I'd always loved playing with gender roles but had never played with my appearance or presentation. Rebel Kings of Oakland proved to me that drag is seriously life for me. I'll perform until my body can't handle it anymore! Now I’m so lucky to call Rebel Kings of Oakland my family after being initiated into the troupe in 2018. I've always been supported and loved by them and I wouldn't be the King I am today without them.