There is still so much emphasis on what a "real" man is supposed to be or act like. I thought this would be a great opportunity to play with others' perceptions of me as being "hunky" or "masculine." What would they think of me in thigh-high stiletto boots and a wig?
Consider today's blog post a public service announcement for all those girls who aspire to be like boys who dress like girls. In the pantheon of drag, there are performers known as "faux queens." They're real girl drag queens. There are more of them out there than you think, too.
In 1939, during a time when gay people were viewed as abhorrent subversives and a threat to society, two gay lovers, Danny Brown and Doc Benner, created and produced America's first racially inclusive traveling revue of female impersonators, the Jewel Box Revue.
I headed over to The Triad for the Saturday night show but had immediate misgivings when the lean, manicured cocktail waiter had so much sass and attitude I wondered if he were an S&M pre-show element (which he may well have been).
You heard it here first: death is in. That's right. With recent shows such as Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die last year and Chris Tanner's The Etiquette of Death, we are still working through this topic.
RuPaul is a genius. Crowning Sharon Needles as "America's Next Drag Superstar" on RuPaul's Drag Race sends a message. Sharon, a self-identified outsider who was bullied relentlessly as a kid, is now a symbol of triumph over such adversity.
Beloved performer and gay activist Miss Coco Peru returned to S.F. for a double header with a new wig and good reason to celebrate. This year marks Clinton Leupp's 20th anniversary as Coco, bringing truth and sarcasm to people everywhere.