Randy Rainbow on his memoir of love, turmoil and Trump
Rainbow’s struggles were compounded by the relationship with her father, which was toxic, her mother said. The father, Jerry, was a drummer and singer, and had a wonderful voice, but as soon as his son became a teenager, he became jealous of the boy’s talents. “That competitiveness, Randy felt it, and eventually I had to explain it,” Gwen Rainbow said. “When your father doesn’t love you, you don’t understand why.”
Her parents argued constantly and humor became her coping mechanism. “I learned that from my grandmother, my mother, that the way to respond to everything – adversity, depression – was to make a joke about it,” he said.
The idea is at the heart of all his work, from his debut series “Randy Rainbow Is Dating Mel Gibson” (which also showcases Rainbow’s strong intuitive acting skills) to his most recent skewer of Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida in ” GAY!” which got nearly three million views in the first 11 days after its release. Rainbow’s giveaway takes absolutely appalling and tragic human behavior and the worst” and makes people feel better about it. , because that’s how I did myself feel better,” he said.
Rainbow is feeling pretty good these days, and for good reason. While he’s become a household name confronting the obscurity of the Trump presidency, he’s found plenty of headlines to ridicule, like his latest videos of DeSantis and Marjorie Taylor Greene (“Gurl You’re a Karen”) can testify to it. His book tour started this week, but he’s already thinking about what to write next.
“I think my next book will be like, full ‘Sex in The City.’ A dating book,” he said. “I think maybe it will force me out if I’m like, ‘Oh, this is looking for a book…’ and that will lead me to find the love of my life.”
A particular type?
“Jake Tapper,” he said without hesitation.
“Dad, serious, responsible, will take care of me, has the answers, he says, because I don’t have them. That’s what I need. America’s boyfriend, Jake Tapper. If he decides he’s ready, I might opt out of Bumble.