Q&A: RuPaul's Drag Race's Mrs. Kasha Davis and Her BFF Alicia

Behind every successful queen is a good queen, and nowhere is this truer than in the best friendship of RuPaul's Drag Race star Mrs. Kasha Davis (aka Ed Popil) and her real-life best friend Alicia O'Donnell. As Davis sashays her way towards the finish line in a flurry of personality and '80s Liz Taylor realness, it's… » 3/24/15 9:15am 3/24/15 9:15am

Bill Murray Rolls Into Kimmel On Horseback, In a Dress 

Jimmy Kimmel Live, like the rest of the world, has temporarily migrated to Austin for SXSW. His guest last night, Bill Murray, decided to work with this theme. » 3/20/15 9:30am 3/20/15 9:30am

Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway Do Drag in New Jenny Lewis Video

Jenny Lewis recruited some of her famous actress friends—Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson—to dress as dudes for her new video for her song "Just One of the Guys." Does seeing Anne Hathaway with a rat tail make you hate her any less? » 7/15/14 10:40am 7/15/14 10:40am

Bearded Drag Queen Takes Eurovision Song Contest by Storm

Meet Conchita Wurst, Austria's competitor in this year's Eurovision Song Contest — which is a popular televised event in which European countries soothe international tensions through the healing power of song and dance (like Glee, but with geopolitics). Conchita has all of the trappings of a star: a beautiful voice,… » 5/09/14 2:00pm 5/09/14 2:00pm

American Troops Stage Drag Show, Complete With Whitney Houston Cover

Here's a nice window into the post-DADT American military: gay, lesbian and straight service members recently staged a drag show on Okinawa's Kadena Air Base. A few years ago, they might've faced disciplinary action or even been booted from the military; instead, they got a friendly writeup in Stars and Stripes, the… » 3/03/14 4:30pm 3/03/14 4:30pm

Former American Idol Contestant Stars in RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6

There's a new sneak peek promo for the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, which begins airing on LOGO in February. If you can see beyond the makeup and wigs (you can't), one of the contestants may look familiar — he was on American Idol in 2008. » 12/09/13 6:00pm 12/09/13 6:00pm

How 10 Facebook Comments Saved Me from a Terrible Life as a Feminist…

Over the past weekend, I fell into the booby-trap of the internet, and it saved my life. After hanging out with some rad, critical, hilarious, and fun friends over the weekend, I got tricked into thinking that Facebook is, in general, a great place to engage others in critical and meaningful conversations about how… » 10/14/13 3:29pm 10/14/13 3:29pm

Drag Queens Perform an Awesome Version of Cher’s ‘Woman’s World’

This video of RuPaul’s Drag Race alums performing “Woman’s World” is so good that Cher herself helped spread the news on Twitter. Sadly, there’s no Cher guerilla cameo, which is really something she ought to start doing more of, i.e. showing up in random places like horror movies and convenience store checkout… » 9/06/13 1:20pm 9/06/13 1:20pm

Tootsie Costume Made Dustin Hoffman Face the Patriarchy

In an AFI interview from late 2012 that’s just starting to gain some traction now, in the summer doldrums, Dustin Hoffman talked about how, when he was first made-up as Dorothy Michaels during his preliminary preparations for Tootsie, he had a revelation about the unreasonable expectations our society has for female… » 7/07/13 1:00pm 7/07/13 1:00pm

Mesmerizing: Watch This 'Drag Race' Contestant Turn Into Nicki Minaj

Vivienne Pinay, a contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race season five, posts amazing drag makeup tutorials on YouTube, and in this one she documents every step in the process of her transformation into rapper Nicki Minaj. It's riveting. » 5/17/13 4:10pm 5/17/13 4:10pm

Cyndi Lauper: 'I Am a Drag Queen.'

Cyndi Lauper, the woman your fourth grade teacher told you was a bad role model because girls want to do so much more than just have fun, is back at it. This time, she's writing songs for new Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Based on the 2005 British comedy, and written by Harvey Fierstein, it's the story of a man who's… » 4/07/13 8:30pm 4/07/13 8:30pm

Crazed Puppet Talk Show Host is the Most Powerful Media Figure in…

If you thought Sally Jessy Raphael was something else, wait until you get a load of La Comay! The puppet on top of a person is the star of a talk show in Puerto Rico, where's she's known for asking hard hitting questions and is said to have the "power to make or break someone." » 10/19/12 9:30am 10/19/12 9:30am

Drag Queen Barbie Is Not a Drag Queen, Says Mattel

If you've noticed an extra spring in the steps of your local drag enthusiasts these past few weeks, it may have something to the release of a special edition Barbie doll designed by the Blonds (David and Phillipe), a famous NYC fashion duo known for their opulent designs (they've dressed the likes of Lady Gaga,… » 8/23/12 12:00pm 8/23/12 12:00pm

Transvestite Rapper Mykki Blanco's New Video Invites Us to the Dark Side

Despite being a truly modern entity, there's something very old school punk rock about up-and-coming transvestite rapper Mykki Blanco. Maybe it's the way she evokes the gritty spirit of 1970s New York, her jerky Iggy Pop-like movements or the way she openly embraces what others might write off as debauched and ugly.… » 7/18/12 3:00pm 7/18/12 3:00pm

Meet Mykki Blanco, the New (Drag) Queen of Hip Hop

Perhaps you've heard of Mykki Blanco (né Michael David Quattlebaum), the cross-dressing rapper who is by all accounts The Shit right now, in which case, congratulations, you are much cooler than I was until this today. For the rest of you who, like me, are newbies to the ways of Blanco, prepare yourself — this isn't » 5/16/12 5:15pm 5/16/12 5:15pm

RuPaul's Drag Race Throws A Party & Crowns A Winner

I'll be honest: I was rooting for my girl Alexis Mateo, because she seems so super sweet. And then, I had this vision that maybe Manila would win, because she has been so consistent. But of course, the winner is… Raja. Naturally. It seemed kind of obvious from the beginning that Raja was blowing the judges away with… » 4/26/11 1:50pm 4/26/11 1:50pm

Little Boy Performs Christina Aguilera In Drag

Click to viewA video of a little boy—around five or six years old—dressed in drag and dancing to Christina Aguilera's "Show Me How You Burlesque" has been making the rounds. Judging by various comments sections, some people are amused, some are outraged at his parents for posting a video of their child dancing in such… » 2/17/11 3:48pm 2/17/11 3:48pm

A Beautiful Moment From RuPaul's Drag Race

The best part of last night's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race wasn't when guest judge Lily Tomlin giggled. It wasn't the sci-fi theme and repeated use of the word Uranus. It wasn't when Shangela threw a drink at Mimi Imfurst. » 2/01/11 5:51pm 2/01/11 5:51pm