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    A drag is a man impersonating a woman for the purpose of entertainment or finding self-identity. Rupp & Taylor (2003) suggest that “….drag can serve as a catalyst for changing values, ideas, and identities in twenty-first-century society” (p.6). Even though society believes that the men who participate as Drag queens are a disgrace to society, these men endlessly continues to use it as a creative way of self-expression and finding their identity. Drag queen can be found across the country entertaining at alternative clubs and gay venues. Often times, their boldness is seen as a threat in society which can potentially bring harm upon themselves by experiencing discrimination and abuse. Nonetheless, they do not allow such act to deter their ability to entertain and being a contributing member in society. Drag queens challenges the notation that gender performances is assigned to a specific sex by showing that it is merely misconceptions. Gender is something that can be actively achieved but it requires time and effort to produce. Many people view the shows as strictly entertainment, while dismissing the message conveyed, though often political through…

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    Cultural Norm In Drag

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    the world of drag. Drag is a world within a world. Its tradition has been carried on for generations through entertainment and the arts, dating back to Shakespeare and beyond to Ancient Greece. In layman’s terms, drag could be described as the art of a man dressing as a woman for entertainment value. As this cultural phenomenon aged, so did it’s language. Drag speak could indefinitely have its own glossary filled with endless vocabulary words. Being familiar with this language means knowing the…

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    In this new day and age, drag culture is becoming more relevant in today’s media, specifically drag queen culture. Queens like Alaska, Aja, Courtney Act, and Bob the Drag Queen have been dominating the media. For example, Trixie Mattel landed a guest appearance in season six of American Horror Story and Adore Delano’s album The After Party had reached #15 in March of 2016 on the iTunes charts. Even older drag queens such as Lady Bunny and Divine are getting more recognition as modern media…

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    From the era of society I grew up in, I know this isn 't true, because it is transmitted through blood and other bodily fluids, which anyone, gay or straight, could obtain. The musicals i will be discussing go into these themes more to show people what 's actually going on. The musical La Cage Aux Follies, the major themes are homophobia and cross dressing. The two main characters are George and Albin, George owns a drag nightclub called La Cage Aux Follies, and Albin is a drag queen and the…

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    Drag Queenss

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    Queens in the Closet Drag Queens are known as a male transvestite, especially a performer who dresses as a woman to entertain the public; a usually homosexual man who dresses as a woman and performs as an entertainer especially to caricature stereotypically vampish women. After studying this group over the last couple of weeks, it became very opaque that being diverse and not of the norm is not in society’s favor. There are two types of drag queens, such as those who are in the drag industry…

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    Wonderland, a drag show made up of some of RuPaul’s most talent drag queens such as; Roxxxy Andrews, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Naomi Smalls and many others. This was unlike any drag show I had been to before because instead of being in a small bar with limited seating and dingy lighting, it was in a real performance hall where the Nutcracker was being performed the following week. The first thing I immediately noticed was just how many different kinds of people there were that came to see the…

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    's just found out his wife is going to have a baby, and now Casey has lost his gig as an Elvis impersonator.” (Arden Theatre PlayBill) This quote from the Arden’s PlayBill perfectly expresses the adventure and change Casey experiences to become a drag queen. Throughout the play the character of Casey is brought into a new world and lifestyle. From beginning to end, he completely alters his idea of the drag…

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    RuPaul 's Drag Race is one of many American reality competition television shows that debuted in 2009. The show focuses on drag queens and their ability to showcase their “charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent” through a variety of challenges: acting, costume construction, modelling, fashion forwardness and more are assessed by a panel of judges, including host and titular drag superstar, RuPaul. Drag queens have always been central to the lgbtq rights movement, tied to the Stonewall riots and…

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    Rupaul’s Drag Race and the Social Construction of Gender “We’re all born naked, and the rest is drag,” or so drag queen RuPaul Charles’ 2014 single ‘Born Naked’ would have us believe (Charles). Charles, known most commonly by his mononym RuPaul came to prominence with his 1993 pop hit “Supermodel (You Better Work)” and appearances in mainstream films such as The Brady Bunch Movie and television series such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. In 2009, Charles was approached by LGBT-geared cable…

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    Kinky Boots is a film based on a true story about a shoe factory running out of business and the factory owner, Charlie Price, has to find a way to save the business. This movie is based on a true story and also displays multiple examples of intersectionality. One major example of intersectionality displayed would be Lola as she was a drag queen as well as African American. Both of these identities found in Lola shaped her life and how she was treated. When Charlie brought Lola into his…

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