drag queens

Photography

These Glorious Photos Show Off the Subversive World Where Drag Meets Wrestling

"With Choke Hole we want to take wrestling and amplify [its] queer subtext explicitly. We want to show that queer people can be strong."
Harron Walker
7.10.19
Noisey

How 'Drag Race' Made Drag Queen Music Video Cameos Legit

You're not imagining it: the way drag queens are used by pop acts has moved from cheap laughs or deviance to something new.
Yusuf Tamanna
6.24.19
LGBTQ

Dating as a Drag Queen Is Way Harder Than You Think

"I didn’t come out of the closet to date a boy who dresses like a girl" is a constant refrain.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
6.1.19
Photography

Photos of Spain's Most Unconventional Drag Party

The organisers aim to throw the most inclusive and liberating party imaginable.
Anna Álvarez Ortega
2.24.19
DRAG

The Radical Art of Lip Sync

Straight people are into drag now, which is cool. But let's not forget that, for queer people, lip syncing goes way beyond entertainment.
Ben Charlie Smoke
1.17.19
DRAG

The Queens Living It Up in China's Thriving Drag Scene

VICE met up with a pair of drag queens as they prepared for a major ball in Shanghai, following along before they hit the stage for a competition with dozens of other queens.
VICE Staff
6.6.18
vice shorties

That Time Chi Chi DeVayne Got Really Stoned Before Her Drag Show

The former 'RuPaul's Drag Race' contestant relives the night she slipped during a performance and accidentally fell offstage.
VICE Staff
3.1.18
SBS VICELAND

It Took Decades for Pop Culture to Fall in Love With Drag

There's a huge difference between Rocky Horror and RuPaul. How did we get here?
Sam Rodgers
12.11.17
DRAG

What We Saw at Europe's Biggest Drag Convention

If 'RuPaul’s Drag World' has taught us anything, it’s that – despite its growing popularity – drag remains the ultimate outsider art.
Amelia Abraham
8.29.17
DRAG

Scenes from a Japanese Drag Queen Rap Battle

Where Tokyo's finest queens spit dirty jokes to an enthralled crowd.
VICE Japan
6.14.17
Fashion

Fashion Freaks Are Losing Their Place in NYC

Astronomical rent and shifting trends are threatening the life of the legendary Allan and Suzi boutique.
Erica Euse
4.25.17
DRAG

Why Gay Men Need to Get Past Masculinity

Drag queens can be leather men. Bears can be feminine. And the more we reinforce the opposite, the less ground we'll gain.
Jeff Leavell
2.25.17
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