RuPaul's Drag Race
“Whenever I do a show in the Philippines, I feel like I’m at home with my culture, like I did when I was a kid dancing the tinikling.”
As drag has gotten more mainstream, it’s gotten further from its DIY roots—and performing on the biggest stage is becoming prohibitively expensive.
We spoke to Leland and Freddy Scott about writing the song that refuses to leave your head.
Drag has always been rooted in community, connection, and finding a way to laugh even when the world feels hostile.
"We can laugh. We can have a good time, even if that means having it in the comfort of our homes."
The massively popular show has started its UK run, so we made several American drag artists watch it, then share their thoughts.
RuPaul's Drag Race UK contestant Crystal gave up a soul-sucking job in corporate fashion to make a living out of being fabulous.
From TV to Tumblr stardom, we thought about where these ten queens could go, based on their intro videos alone.
“I have come across people who jump straight to, ‘I want to fuck you in drag.' These are the people you block in life.”
You're not imagining it: the way drag queens are used by pop acts has moved from cheap laughs or deviance to something new.
"I didn’t come out of the closet to date a boy who dresses like a girl" is a constant refrain.