Knock(ed) Down, Drag Out - Facebook to Drag Queens: Use Legal Names

Facebook, the home to over 50 gender identity options, has taken a bit of a bigoted turn this week by suspending the profiles of drag queens whose accounts are under their stage names. Artists are being forcefully logged out and left messages providing instructions on how to change their stage names to their legal… » 9/14/14 1:55pm 9/14/14 1:55pm

Drag Queens Are 100 Times Better at Makeup Than Most of Us and Here's…

One of my favorite things about RuPaul's Drag Race is the closer look it offers us on the more technical aspects of drag like the costuming, the tucking, the wigs and the makeup. The amount of time that goes into contouring the performers' faces is astounding and the process is so intricate. If you need proof, check… » 4/02/13 10:15pm 4/02/13 10:15pm

Lipsyncing for Your Life: A Highly Detailed Survival Analysis of …

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I'm a big fan of RuPaul's Drag Race. The transformation, the glamour, the sheer eleganza extravanga is something my life needs to interrupt the monotony of grad school. I was able to catch up on nearly four seasons in a little less than a month, and I've been watching the… » 3/11/13 6:00pm 3/11/13 6:00pm

New Footage From RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race Looks Sickening

Gentlemen, start your engines: The all-star season of RuPaul's Drag Race is right around the corner, premiering October 22. In this brand-new trailer, watch as Raven, Jujubee, Chad Michaels, Pandora Boxx, Tammie Brown, Yara Sofia, Mimi Imfurst, Nina Flowers, Latrice Royale, Manila Luzon, Shannel and Alexis Mateo… » 9/13/12 3:00pm 9/13/12 3:00pm

The Half-Drag Project Shows How Drag Queens Transform with Makeup

Photographer Leland Bobbé is taking pictures of drag performers who have "done" only half their faces. "My intention," says Bobbé, "is to capture both the male and the alter-ego female side of these subjects in one image. Through the power of hair and makeup these men are able to completely transform themselves." He… » 8/06/12 5:50pm 8/06/12 5:50pm

See Why a Drag Queen Makes a Fabulous Father

If you watched season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race, you will remember the winner, Tyra Sanchez, born James William Ross IV. And you may know that Tyra Sanchez has a now-seven-year-old son, Jeremiah. Drag Dad is a documentary about James and Jeremiah and Tyra; Tyra/James says: "I'm hoping it changes the ability for gay… » 7/23/12 4:30pm 7/23/12 4:30pm

Drag Queen Dixie Longate’s Sovereignty May Soon Be Official with Top…

Long live her majesty Dixie Longate, Queen of burping plastic containers and the phallic vegetables whose crispness they safeguard. Guardian blogger Kira Cochrane posted today about Longate's seemingly unprecedented enthusiasm for Tupperware parties — or jubilees, as she gleefully calls them — and her place in the… » 5/06/12 6:00pm 5/06/12 6:00pm

A Queen Was Crowned Last Night on RuPaul's Drag Race

Season four of Drag Race ended last night, with Ms. Sharon Needles being crowned the winner. There was talk of zombies and bloody things and applause from ghosts and all was as it should be. Three different endings were filmed for the finale, and though Ms. Needles is happy with the outcome, she tells Entertainment… » 5/01/12 5:40pm 5/01/12 5:40pm

Drag Queens Teach Straight Men How To Hide Their Dicks

May God in her infinite wisdom bless RuPaul's Drag Race. Seriously. It is a service to mankind and a testament to American ingenuity. On last night's episode, the drag queen contestants had to teach straight men — fathers — how to do drag. While heels, wardrobe and makeup were not a problem, tucking was a real… » 4/03/12 4:05pm 4/03/12 4:05pm