Daniel Radcliffe’s New Pal Is a Total Drag

Celebuzz / May 7, 2009

Coming soon to a theater near you: Harry Potter and the Male Dolly Parton Impersonator?

British newspaper the Sun reports that Daniel Radcliffe—currently filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—has found a new best bud in the gender-bending form of New York drag queen Our Lady J.

Sources say that the two dined together on Tuesday, and were photographed arm-in-arm at a party last year, among other get-togethers.

Radcliffe’s pal—whom he met while performing Equus on Broadway—specializes in belting out the tunes of Dolly Parton, Alanis Morissette and Nine Inch Nails, and has been dubbed “the love child of Meat Loaf and Madonna” by one reviewer. (Let’s all close our eyes for a moment to savor that image.)

A friend of the cross-dressing performer offers, “Daniel is fascinated by the drag culture and is always asking questions. He went to a few shows and was made to feel very welcome.”

Adds the friend, “They have eaten out together and been to parties. They have become quite close.”

During a recent television appearance, Radcliffe raved about one of Our Lady J’s performances, deeming it “awesome.”

Sounds like the two were made for each other. But if Radcliffe is really that fascinated by drag culture, he could have just asked his former Harry Potter co-star Robert Pattinson about it. Word is he has some experience in that field.