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Artist Envisions Political Figures As Drag Queens (In GIFs)

You don’t need to sell me on the idea that drag is deeply inspiring (see: my obsession with “RuPaul’s Drag Race”). It’s not just about the WOW effect of all the sequins on the catwalk, it’s about making gender performance, which falls outside of the traditional binary, palatable to a wider audience. Artist Saint Hoax attended his first drag show and was stuck by the sequins, yes, but also by how it takes the “exact effort to make a leader” that it does to make an iconic drag queen: a flamboyant name, a fierce persona, defining outfits, a personalized hairdo, a trademark feature and one hell of a PR team. In his piece, “War Drags You Out,” Saint Hoax went to work transforming the most controversial political leaders into iconic queens. In a statement on his website, Saint Hoax writes:

“A rush of images containing Hitler’s mustache, Bin laden’s headgear, Obama’s campaigns, Saddam’s narcism crossed through my mind. It got me thinking that behind every ‘great’ man, there’s a queen. Like drag queens, political/religious leaders are expected to entertain, perform and occasionally lip-sync a public speech. But unlike drag queens, the fame hungry leaders don’t know when to take their costumes off. ”

After the jump, meet Hitleria Hysteria,Queen Abby, Madame O’ Sane, Georgia Buchette, Vladdy Pushin’ Ossie B’ and Baricka O’Bisha making their debuts in GIF form. WERK! [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: He Was The Prom Queen

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When I received a Facebook request from a statuesque woman named “Carol Lee,” I knew the face but not the name. Mentally, I scanned my Midwest childhood, former life as a musical theater dancer, and transition into grad school. I have always loved colorful people, and she did look familiar.

“Do you remember me?” Carol Lee wrote in the message that followed.

I didn’t, until I read the next line. “I took you to prom in 1993.”

My curser blinked along with my cognitive dissonance. Carol Lee was a dead ringer for my high school friend Matt because she was Matt! Keep reading »

Tabatha Coffey Thinks Blue Ivy Carter Needs A Drag Queen Nanny

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“[My mother] did [run a brothel] for a while … I sat in there and saw them get ready and they would ask me how they look and my mother would say, ‘You’ve looked better.’ My parents actually ran drag clubs in Australia, which is how I grew up. It was normal for me. It was my normal. I knew the other kids didn’t do it, but for me it was life and nothing was wrong with it. I would see nothing wrong with Beyonce having a drag queen nanny. And why not? Everyone needs one! And a great gay man in their life.”

– Tabatha Coffey on her unconventional upbringing and her recommendations for Blue Ivy. Well, she had to get so good at doing hair somehow. Having drag queen friends will do the trick. I cosign on drag queen nannies. Think about how much the kid would know about pop culture. But I call RuPaul. Beyonce and Jay Z will have to find someone else. [Huffington Post]

12 Life Lessons From “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

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Somehow I missed the first three seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” during their television run. But the show found its way to me thanks to the magic of Netflix live streaming. Now that I’ve watched all three seasons consecutively, I think this reality TV diamond in the rough may be my most favoritest of all time. Why? Well, obviously because drag queens are fabulous. They are talented, creative, and courageous lady boys who can turn feathers into gold. And that RuPaul Charles! Dammit! I knew she was a Cover Girl, but I didn’t know she was the most inspiring human being to ever host a television show. She’s everything Tyra Banks wishes she could be on “ANTM.” Yes, I walk away from every episode having learned how to properly contour a jaw line or bedazzle a butt cheek, but I also leave with glittering hunks of wisdom. After the jump, important life lessons I’ve learned from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” You’d better work, bitch! Keep reading »

This Woman Is Trying To Look Like A Drag Queen On Purpose

Name: Collagen Westwood
Age: 21
Occupation: Aspiring singer
Dream: To look like a real life drag queen. She has obtained several plastic surgeries to do so. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Ongina Gets The Boot

Last night, the Queen of all Queens, RuPaul, had to cast off a contestant from her “Drag Race.” And sadly, she picked cute-as-a-button Ongina, who, in the last episode, won the MAC makeup challenge to become the spokesmodel for their AIDS charity. Winning also gave her the courage to bravely admit on national television that she was HIV positive. When it comes to being fierce, there is no one fine-ah then Ongina! So, WTF, Ru?! Seriously, how could they let trashy-talking and dressing Rebecca Glasscock (who always looks like she just came off the set of a gonzo porno in her hiked up homemade spandex outfits) stay, while my precious Ongina sashayed away? Oh Ongina, I’m going to miss you like the desert misses the rain…tear! Read the poem I wrote in honor, after the jump…
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Quickies!: Nicky Hilton Makes Citizen’s Arrest, McSteamy Exiting “Grey’s Anatomy” & Free Stuff

  • You better think twice before pushing Nicky Hilton around. A man was arrested outside of an IHOP early Saturday for shoving the Hilton sister. But before the cops could put the cuffs on him, Nicky placed the pusher under citizen’s arrest. You go girl! [E!]
  • Speaking of IHOP, tomorrow is National Pancake Day. Guess who’s giving away free pancakes tomorrow? Free food is always good. [Walletpop.com]
  • More free stuff! Harlequin, a popular book publisher, is celebrating their 60th anniversary by offering a free book download to every woman in America. You can read your steamy romance novel while eating your free pancakes. [Harlequin]
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    10 Things You Didn’t Know About RuPaul

    Ladies and Gentlemen, start revving your engines because tonight, RuPaul is coming back to television thanks to LOGO and World of Wonder Productions. The glitter glamazon knows how to work it and now she’ll be sharing her secrets of success with the next generation of supermodels on a reality game show called “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” It’ll be a fierce fight to the finish! My DVR is already set to record the Ru at 10pm tonight, but don’t worry, if you’re a broke ass ho who spent all her money on lip gloss and hot pants and therefore can’t afford cable, you can still watch the whole first episode for free here. In the meantime, check out these ten things you didn’t know about the Queen….. Keep reading »

    Crave: Dame Edna’s Kanga-Rouge Limited Edition MAC Lipstick

    Ever wanted to look as beautiful as a Queen?! Well, the grand dame of drag from down under, Dame Edna, has created a limited edition line of make up for MAC. From her tongue in cheek Varicose Violet Nail Laquer to her turquoise Royal Tour Eye Trio, the colors are bold and well, fierce- just like colorful personality herself. Rrrrawr! Encased in special lavender rhinestone cover with her iconic glittery glasses, the Kanga-Rouge hot pink lipstick will make your mouth a real spectacle! [$14, MAC Cosmetics]

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    Quickies!: Lady Bunny’s PETA Billboard, Summer Reading, & Boozing

  • Drag queen Lady Bunny unveiled a huge anti-KFC PETA billboard in NYC’s Soho neighborhood, in which she is holding one of the Colonel’s famous buckets with a dead chicken hanging out of it. So hungry. [Popbytes]
  • A French study has found that loud music encourages young men to drink more and at a faster rate. WHAT?! [Asylum]
  • Finding a mate is easy for men, but women tend to have a list of unachievable characteristics. I’m sorry, but what about “Brad Pitt twin” is so difficult? [College Candy]
  • Summer reading can be extremely relaxing on a sunny day. Here are some great chick lit reads to add to the lists we posted last month. [College Candy]
  • Alcohol consumption among young people under 21 is the leading drug problem in the U.S., yet parents seem to be in denial. [Shine.yahoo]
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