Sasha Velour's One Dollar Drags | "Pirate Jenny"

  • Published on May 3, 2018
  • "Pirate Jenny” is the first installment of One Dollar Drags, a six-part anthology of short films that celebrates drag in its many forms, with each standalone short filmed in a different genre.
    "Pirate Jenny” is a drag adaptation of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s 1928 song of the same name from The Threepenny Opera.
    Writer/Director: Sasha Velour
    Co-Director: Drew Bolton
    Director of Photography: Cory Green
    A House of Velour Production in association with Nite Fix Productions and Mattioli Productions
    Producers: Jose D. Alvarez and Aj Mattioli
    Executive Producers: Sasha Velour, Johnny Velour, and Olive d'Nightlife
    Sasha Velour
    Chris of Hur
    Divina Gransparkle
    Merrie Cherry
    MiscAllaneous DomTop
    Miss Malice
    Pierretta Viktori
    Rify Royalty
    Untitled Queen
    Olive d'Nightlife
    Diego Montoya
    Nancy The Girl
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Comments • 603

  • Jayvee Doroteo
    Jayvee Doroteo 12 minutes ago

    This needs more views. So beautiful!

  • Mel Paradise
    Mel Paradise 8 hours ago


  • Eddy Sebert
    Eddy Sebert Day ago

    This is amazing.

  • LosAngeles323
    LosAngeles323 Day ago

    Stupid fucking song.

  • chloe elizabeth
    chloe elizabeth Day ago

    Absolutely AMAZING. Aaaaaahhhh this is just all around BEAUTIFUL

  • Zachimir
    Zachimir Day ago

    please please PLEASE feature Hungry - I still love the him in the her's and she so deserves this. And you too :D

  • -HAL- HaliensExist

    Oh the Macabre Noir ART of it all!!! Sasha, you are my idol!!

  • Klayton Montgomery

    Tim Burton is fucKING SHOOK

  • Just ire nada
    Just ire nada Day ago

    There’s a story here

  • Awkwar d
    Awkwar d 2 days ago +1

    I want this version of Pirate Jenny on iTunes goddamnit

  • Brandon Bonet
    Brandon Bonet 2 days ago

    Did everybody see the same video that I did yes very artsy very nice produce the voice wasn't that great and I got bored but still she's a great artist

    • Emily Clark
      Emily Clark Day ago

      Brandon Bonet This isn’t meant to be about Sasha having amazing vocals, like how quite a few other Ru girls have released songs. Sasha is delivering a performance and it’s her message that’s important, along with the artistry of the entire production. Personally, I like Sasha’s voice. She’s not the best singer but I think it works for her, if that makes sense. ☺️

  • Rosie Wiggins
    Rosie Wiggins 2 days ago

    Sasha you sing like Jack skellington and I mean that as the highest of compliments

  • Simten Welink
    Simten Welink 2 days ago


  • v-ulnicvra
    v-ulnicvra 2 days ago

    so stunning

  • ferd
    ferd 2 days ago

  • Néstor S.
    Néstor S. 2 days ago

    Worst drag song I've listened to. Mah god, choices.

    • Emily Clark
      Emily Clark 22 hours ago

      Néstor S. Yes, music is art and I didn’t put down Adore, Blair or anyone else, I LOVE their music. Blair’s should be in the charts. What I said was that this is ‘performance art’. Each to their own though if the whole production isn’t to your taste. This is Sasha’s take on Pirate Jenny from The Threepenny Opera. The song has been tweaked to make it about drag. It’s not necessarily meant to be fantastic or a number one hit, it’s meant to put out a message and pay tribute to the original.

    • Néstor S.
      Néstor S. Day ago

      Emily Clark Adore Delano's music is art and magneficient, Blair St Claire's one is perfection. This one of Sasha is just... poor.

    • Emily Clark
      Emily Clark Day ago

      Néstor S. This isn’t just a ‘drag song’, it’s complete performance art. It’s a short film. If you’ve come for a catchy pop song, this isn’t the right video for you.

  • flblbl
    flblbl 2 days ago


  • Alecia W.
    Alecia W. 3 days ago

    Those lower notes make me want to scream ❤️

  • Hiep Dang
    Hiep Dang 3 days ago

    I didn't know Sasha could sing
    And she looks so beautiful when the colours came back

  • Kel
    Kel 3 days ago

    This is so great!

  • GinPrincess3931
    GinPrincess3931 3 days ago

    This and Amanda Palmer's version. YES.

  • SkepticalFilmCritic
    SkepticalFilmCritic 3 days ago

    This aesthetic has me gagged

  • grammaton6leric
    grammaton6leric 3 days ago

    A lot of these DR girls are putting out songs seemingly just to get them remixed and create a buzz. They generally rely on a catchy hook to carry poorly crafted lyrics--it's like damn, you couldn't put a bit more thought into writing this thing? It's only three minutes long.
    But, Sasha is different, avant-garde. Her art meshes with my sensibilities. So, I'm probably being overly-critical of some of the other girls because what they do is less interesting to me.

  • Neon Demon
    Neon Demon 3 days ago


  • Tammy Johnson
    Tammy Johnson 3 days ago

    The future of drag is now and it is not about to tolerate mediocrity. Long live Sasha Velour!!!

  • Lea
    Lea 3 days ago

    HOW GOOD IS THAT?! 😱 I didn't think I could love Sasha even more 😍

  • Jules H
    Jules H 4 days ago

    Sasha’s voice reminds me of Danny Elfman singing Jack’s Lament in Nightmare Before Christmas! Very beautiful video, can’t wait for the rest ❤️

  • Catarina Dziedzick
    Catarina Dziedzick 4 days ago


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  • Bradford Scott
    Bradford Scott 4 days ago

    Wow. Gobsmacked. Well done.

  • Ruken Uyar
    Ruken Uyar 4 days ago

    AMAZING! You're really artist, bravoo! 👏👏👏

  • Katie Gould
    Katie Gould 4 days ago

    Sasha we adore you

  • Lamar Latrell
    Lamar Latrell 5 days ago

    who did the translation?

  • AcehXInfinity
    AcehXInfinity 5 days ago

    yes my daddy i love you so much your singing is so good omgg
    also is this a reupload

  • Anti Petrolhead
    Anti Petrolhead 5 days ago

    Sasha should have actually made this an opening number to his own Broadway musical about drag and took that show around the world to the major theater markets. Based on this song and his vocal range. It would be a hit. But, this drag queen was sent by God to work the main stage.

  • Jenny McPike
    Jenny McPike 5 days ago

    Once again Ms. Sasha V demonstrates why she is one of the most talented, beautiful and innovative queens today. Simply breathtaking. Brava!!!

  • Claire Pettie
    Claire Pettie 5 days ago


  • otakurocks
    otakurocks 5 days ago

    a rpdr queen with an actual good song? wow

  • ralfs jasons
    ralfs jasons 5 days ago

    I feel like my IQ level just doubles when I see Sasha

  • Jake Salvaleon
    Jake Salvaleon 5 days ago

    I can see this in a Tim Burton movie.

  • meddy
    meddy 5 days ago

    Sasha was not my favorite I must admit but I apreciate her more and more ... this is great Art

  • David McKeag
    David McKeag 5 days ago +1

    Very Marlene Dietrich. A classic torch song.

  • maha77
    maha77 6 days ago

    I love this. So fun, so entertaining, layered, beautiful

  • Sangfroid
    Sangfroid 6 days ago

    Sasha joins Ute Lemper and Marianne Faithfull as on of the few who can sing Brecht and Weill,as if it was written for them.

  • Kehinde Apara
    Kehinde Apara 6 days ago

    Sasha! Honey, Nina Simone's "Pirate Jenny" has ALWAYS been my favorite song of Black Womyn Rebellion Power Magic - all of that! Thank you so much giving us such a MARVELOUS interpretation that rings true for so many of us.
    #YouCouldNeverGuessToWhoYoureTalking #TheBlackFreighter

  • Rachel Frumkin
    Rachel Frumkin 6 days ago

    Girl I am gagged.

  • dehmvm
    dehmvm 6 days ago


  • acnyc 11
    acnyc 11 6 days ago


    • Emily Clark
      Emily Clark 5 days ago

      acnyc 11 If you don’t like something, click on to another video. It’s not hard.

    • Rococo Royalty
      Rococo Royalty 6 days ago

      acnyc 11 wrong sir, wrong

  • Nix Gut
    Nix Gut 6 days ago

    as a german I love your interpretation :-)

  • Roob
    Roob 6 days ago

    also i’d die for chris of hur ngl

  • Roob
    Roob 6 days ago


  • Sheba Williams
    Sheba Williams 6 days ago

    Gurl can saaaang!

  • Joel Ramkhelawan
    Joel Ramkhelawan 7 days ago

    Thanks for bringing me back to my theater days! Threepenny Opera was amazing!!!

  • Valeria E
    Valeria E 7 days ago

    The song is v Dave Malloy. I love it.

  • Ariana Johns
    Ariana Johns 7 days ago

    BITCH YOUR PERFECT! Yaaaaas Queen! 👑

  • Somila
    Somila 7 days ago

    love this sasha, love from South Africa, Pretoria

  • Kevin B. Spencer
    Kevin B. Spencer 7 days ago

    Darling!! God's Angel must have appeared before you. #KPBS

  • Galinat Flavien
    Galinat Flavien 7 days ago


  • Alexandra L
    Alexandra L 7 days ago

    Love this! 💖 Reminds me of Tim Burton. Tfs.

  • diesel92kj1
    diesel92kj1 7 days ago

    9k likes and 160k views & for some reason it's trending. Just TheXvid pushing far left propaganda & to attempt to normalise this behaviour.

  • NightOdin
    NightOdin 8 days ago +1

    the winner of rpdr recieved 1 years supply of raven symonyay, and cash prize of 1 dollar

  • Mal W
    Mal W 8 days ago

    finally something other than some basic devoid of personality electronica with no visual-audio relation coming from a drag queen. i feel blessed at this chili's tonight.

  • Kenneth Mionnet
    Kenneth Mionnet 8 days ago

    I would love to see Sasha reprise Satine in Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. And just royally fuck with it.

  • Austvik Austvik
    Austvik Austvik 8 days ago

    What is written on the money in the end of the clip?

  • C.A Phoenix
    C.A Phoenix 8 days ago

    Who's this

  • Tofy Lennox
    Tofy Lennox 8 days ago

    Violet won. Sasha's way too out there

  • estefania Villegas
    estefania Villegas 8 days ago


  • sydnisan
    sydnisan 8 days ago

    This was a fabulous reimagination of an already fabulous song. Love it!

  • Jade G
    Jade G 8 days ago

    Sasha's voice gives me huge jack skellington vibes

  • Empress44
    Empress44 9 days ago

    You're so damn Fierce. I'm a straight woman and I LOVE your Artistry. Your taste level is impeccable.

    • Empress44
      Empress44 9 days ago

      WTH are you talking about. I never said that. You have the wrong person.

    • Marvybells
      Marvybells 9 days ago

      Huh. What happened to your comment about how bad it is? Why the change of heart?

  • stinky242
    stinky242 9 days ago

    are you calling me a "coin operated boy"?

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  • Ileanna Calderas
    Ileanna Calderas 9 days ago

    In love all over again 🖤✨

  • Cynn Gamarra
    Cynn Gamarra 9 days ago

    This reminds me of Count Olaf singing “keep chasing your schemes” from season 2 !! Lololol

  • adamblue
    adamblue 9 days ago

    Thank you Sasha for updating a classic!

  • Guillermo
    Guillermo 9 days ago

    *finger snaps*

  • SimonettaGinelli Harfenistin / Harpist

    YES ! ( and this is coming from a German musician :-))

  • Ms.Grande 69
    Ms.Grande 69 9 days ago

    Sometimes Sasha Velour reminds me of Katya

  • Vince Noir
    Vince Noir 9 days ago +1


  • MissFulerum
    MissFulerum 9 days ago

    This is art at it´s finest. Brava!

  • Steven Hance
    Steven Hance 9 days ago

    This is something to admire

  • Stacey Valentine
    Stacey Valentine 9 days ago

    Is there a instrumental version? Greetings from Germany

  • Diva Von Witch
    Diva Von Witch 9 days ago

    Sasha Velour gives me life and death at the same time

  • Andre Bolns
    Andre Bolns 9 days ago

    Sasha is a woman with brains, she is very smart.
    But she is not an entertainer. I do-not think she is going to be memorable as the other Ru Paul drag race winners.

    • Emily Clark
      Emily Clark 9 days ago +1

      Andre Bolns Have you been to one of Sasha’s shows? Or watched any videos of her performing online? She’s also engaging and dorky in interviews, it’s very endearing.

  • Jessica Ramos
    Jessica Ramos 9 days ago

    I love you

  • calofefo
    calofefo 9 days ago +3

    Omg I’m so glad she won the season. She is a real drag queen, she knows how to do ART.

  • Marie-Pierre Renaud
    Marie-Pierre Renaud 10 days ago

    What a voice!!!

  • kathleen davies
    kathleen davies 10 days ago +1

    Was just in a production of Threepenny! Love seeing Sasha do a drag version of this!

  • Addy B
    Addy B 10 days ago

    A beautiful twist & take on the classic “Nina Simone Pirate Jenny”. Nicely done @ Sasha Velour 👍💜💜🦋🦋🐵🦋🦋💜👍

  • irishwench333
    irishwench333 10 days ago

    Most excellent, party on

  • Helen Hayworth
    Helen Hayworth 10 days ago

    Nothing but respect for MY president

  • Crystal Glitterrss
    Crystal Glitterrss 10 days ago

    I am happy and I consider the Drag Queen is the mother of LGBT is race up

  • As3 Pancadas
    As3 Pancadas 10 days ago

    mad good! love from Portugal

  • RockBottom
    RockBottom 10 days ago +4

    2:35 HAHAHA farrah moan at the michelle visage roast!

  • KatharineOShea
    KatharineOShea 10 days ago


  • nicholas cicchillitti
    nicholas cicchillitti 10 days ago

    this needs more views

  • Dennnis Matthijssen
    Dennnis Matthijssen 10 days ago

    oscar worthy..just love what you do. big time fan. LOVE YOU SASHA.

  • Joey G
    Joey G 10 days ago +2

    omg how dare she invent Kurt Weill like this

    MOMMA GOOSE 10 days ago

    Is it just me or sasha does sound like jack skellington? Nothing bad about it at all, very unique

  • Moldy
    Moldy 10 days ago

    Why b&w? :(
    Still amazing tho ❤️