Open Thread Thursdays: Drag Queens

From Wikipedia: (Drag Queens)

A drag queen is usually a man who dresses, and usually acts, like a caricature woman often for the purpose of entertaining or performing. There are many kinds of drag artists and they vary greatly, from professionals who have starred in movies to people who just try it once. Drag queens also vary by class and culture and can vary even within the same city. Although many drag queens are presumed to be gay men or transgender people, there are drag artists of all genders and sexualities who do drag for various reasons.

Generally, drag queens dress in a female gender role, often exaggerating certain characteristics (such as make-up and eyelashes) for comic, dramatic or satirical effect. Other drag performers include drag kings, who are women who perform in male roles, faux queens, who are women who dress in an exaggerated style to emulate drag queens and faux kings, who are men who dress to impersonate drag kings.

This is our Open Thread. Feel free to discuss drag queens or whatever strikes your fancy. Just be fabulous!


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2 Responses to Open Thread Thursdays: Drag Queens

  1. Skatha says:

    I hate drag queens. Why? Because 99% of the time they look better as a woman than I do.

    I’m kidding. I adore drag queens. They’re so fabulous and fun. If any man can pull of wearing spike heels, I say more power to ’em, baby!!!

    When my friend Hayley came to visit me a few years ago from England, we went into a gay bar in the French Quarter and watched their drag show. Of course some men looked better than others, but it was all fun.

    RuPaul will always be my favourite drag queen. ❤


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