Drag celebrates the fabulous current and historical influence of drag, and its talented and inspiring performers.
Since man first walked the Earth...in heels, no other art form has wielded as unique an influence on pop culture as drag. Drag artists have now sashayed their way to snatch the crowns as the queens of mainstream entertainment.
Through informative and witty essays chronicling over 100 years of drag, listeners will embark on a Priscilla-like journey through pop culture, from television shows like The Milton Berle Show, Bosom Buddies, and RuPaul's Drag Race, to films like Some Like It Hot, To Wong Foo..., and Tootsie, and Broadway shows like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Cage aux Folles, and Kinky Boots. With stops in cities around the globe, and packed with interviews and commentaries on the dramas, joys, and love that "make-up" a life in wigs and heels, Drag features contributions from today's most groundbreaking and popular artists, including Bianca del Rio, Miss Coco Peru, Hedda Lettuce, Lypsinka, and Varla Jean Merman, as well as notable performers as Harvey Fierstein and Charles Busch.
Cover Photo of Tempest DuJour by Scotty Kirby
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Very well written but a lot of info
There’s so much in the book, from individual performers to general styles. My biggest complaint (although I love her as a performer) is with Lady Bunny’s readings of the interviews. She does a great job with the people she knows, and of course her own, but otherwise is very flat and boring for most of them.
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For the drag obsessed
A fun read for those who love all things drag. If you aren't deep into drag culture already, this might be a bit dry. The interviews with a good variety of queens were interesting. I also appreciated the early history of drag.
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