In an interview with The New York
Times, Dolly Parton crowed about her large gay following.
Parton, 70, talked about her busy
schedule, which is expected to get busier with the development of a
television series based on her life.
“How do you feel a bout a female
presidential nominee?” she was asked.
“Well, I think that that would be
answered. “Hillary might make as good a president as anybody
ever has. I think no matter if it’s Hillary or Donald Trump, we’re
gonna be plagued with PMS either way – presidential mood swings!
But I personally think a woman would do a great job. I think
Hillary’s very qualified. So if she gets it, I’ll certainly be
When asked how she feels about fans
coming to her shows dressed as Dolly Parton, she responded: “I
think it’s fun! You know, we usually have boys all dressed like me,
and so when I do Jolene and I see a bunch of drag queens out
there, I start singing [to the tune of the Jolene chorus]
'drag queen, drag queen, drag queen! Please don’t take my man!'
[Laughing] I have a huge gay following, and I’m proud of them.
Sometimes some of them look more like me than I do.”