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Drawing on a rich body of archival and ethnographic research, the author illuminates diverse examples of theatrical gender-bending. This new drag discourse not only allows for more complete and accurate descriptions of drag acts, but it also facilitates more ethical discussions about the bodies, identities, and products of drag performers.
In recent years drag performance has moved from the fringes to emerge as a mainstream phenomenon, showcased on TV shows in the US and the UK. This collection offers a diverse range of critical engagements by drag performers, makers, scholars and writers reflecting on work from the UK, USA, Israel, Germany and Australia.
Start your engines--for the fun, controversy and life lessons of RuPaul's Drag Race and its spinoff, RuPaul's DragU. This international collection of original essays critically examines the shows' representation of drag within the contexts of the reality TV genre and LGBTQ issues.
Chronicling over 100 years of drag, readers 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, 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. Includes more than 100 photos - many from performers' personal collections, and a comprehensive timeline of drag "herstory."
A survey of drag culture for anyone interested in gender fluidity and the culture surrounding it. Themed drag chapters include: Glamour, Art, Butch, Black, Historical, Comedy, Popstar, Movie and Radical Drag
A visual diary of New York City in the 1990s, seen through the eyes of Waltpaper, a central figure within the Club Kids. A visual document of '90s nightlife and street culture, featuring rare photographs and ephemera.
A visual celebration of the uninhibited, unapologetic and unafraid wonderland of contemporary drag. Showcasing drag queens worldwide, along with their wild fashion - and the wit, realness, backstage antics and outrageous shade of drag culture.