We always encourage local talent to reach out to us so we can get to know more people. We proudly introduce Polly HotPocket, she’s a relatively new queen on the scene from the UK and we asked her a few questions:
My stepfather at the time caught me playing with my dolls, he slapped me then took them away from me. He never found my other dolls, my mother put them in a bag and hid them from him. I was only allowed to play with them when my stepfather wasn’t around. My stepfather hated the fact that I wasn’t like my other two brothers. He would always take my brothers fishing and to other random trips. From a really young age I always felt segregated from my other siblings. My mother and stepfather’s attention would always be on my 2 brothers and sister. I didn’t understand why, what did I do wrong, do they love me ….do they want me? It’s not what a child should be thinking.
When my stepfather found me playing with my dolls he was angry !! He was very homophobic he would always call me names like “faggot,” “queer” or “poof” many names I didn’t understand back then. I wasn’t allowed out for two weeks, I still didn’t understand what I had done wrong once again I was just a child. I remember those two weeks because it was the six weeks holiday off school. I had to stay in my bedroom while all my other siblings were playing outside..I missed my dolls. I found some old curtain fabric, I cut out a silhouette of a body and sewed it together. I stuffed it with some old wool I took from one of my teddies. I made two. I also made clothes from some old fur material. They where my replacements, after a while I grew out of dolls I had a weird fascination for ‘ferbies’ they would interact with me but my dolls never did I was a very lonely child.
A year passed and I was trying to be one of the boys by playing football, I thought that it would impress my stepfather. I liked being outside, I felt free. I didn’t want to go home because I new my step dad was going to hit me again. An hour passed, I had so much fun I was late home, I came to the front door with three of my friends. I knocked on the front door of my house,my stepfather answered. My stepfather looked really angry he shouted ‘ YOUR LATE !’ that was it…
I don’t speak to my family, Due to that past and present, I am very close to my sister she is like a best friend to me.
I have a Fiancée of 6 years, he wasn’t very comfortable with me starting drag at first, he said to me I don’t mind being with a Drag Queen, I just don’t want to be with a bad Drag Queen lol. After a while he then became my manager, as well as being a great team in a relationship we are great when it comes to business.