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In Which RuPaul Takes Drag To A Spiritual Level

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“Drag is about mocking identity, mocking the facade. Drag is an extension of the realization that, ‘You mean, the thing I think I am, I’m not really?’ Exactly. So have fun with it. Change it. That’s why I think drag comes up against so much opposition from people, because the ego knows drag is a threat to the ego … It not only shows the tenacity of the human spirit, it shows the vulnerability of it. It’s the common thread that we all want to be recognized for who we are, we all want to be loved, and we all want to be accepted. Even the toughest, most courageous queen who’s fought the biggest battles, in their own family, in the neighborhood, with mother and father, to get on that show and say to the world, ‘Here I am. And I’m gonna be proud of who I am, I’m not gonna apologize for who I am.’ That’s why our show is so much more than men in pussycat wigs and cha-cha heels. That’s what people connect with … Most people don’t have the cojones to go there, so they put up this front … It takes so much more guts to face up to the light.”

– RuPaul Charles talks drag, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and drops wisdom in Spin magazine. This is just a small nugget of brilliance. I highly suggest reading the entire interview. He was my idol, now he is my spiritual guru. I worship at the Church of Ru. That is all. [Spin]

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