WATCH: Drag Race Star Courtney Act’s – “To Russia With Love”
Courtney Act has been causing a stir in Hollywood lately, hanging with pal Chaz Bono, performing private “Applause” dances for Lady Gaga, and preparing for her next highly publicized television gig. But before she battles it out on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, premiering Monday, February 24th on LOGO-TV, Act is unleashing a single and music video that encourages activists rallying against hate in Russia to shift perspective and fight for love instead. “So often, we see something we don’t like and we push against it, thinking we are being productive and sparking change, when really we are fueling negativity and anger,” says the singer. “I believe the more practical way to bring about change is to know what we want, turn in that direction and simply be the change we seek.” “To Russia With Love” is a electro-pop song with a banging anthemic chorus, about an intense love affair that takes place in the middle of Russia’s most prominent cities and landmarks.
Courtney had this to say about Russia:
“There are no greater rights than human rights but it is important to look at the bigger picture,” continues Act. “Russia isn’t only oppressive toward gay people, it is hard on everyone, particularly women.
“Russia is a very different place than what we in the west are familiar with. We cannot apply our own values and judgments to the country. We need to have greater compassion and understanding and recognize that our similarities are greater than our differences.”