Now that we’ve had pumpkin spice lattés for two months and the charm is wearing off (it’s not even Halloween yet, guys), people are finally starting to pipe down with the PSL talk and Starbucks is starting to pipe down with the PSL advertising. Which is great, because it made room for this ad!
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Bianca Del Rio and runner-up Adore Delano do their thing in this ad, the product of a collaboration between Starbucks and OutTV. This is the best mainstream depiction of drag I’ve ever seen: It’s fun and kitschy. That’s it. Hooray! Maybe the rubes will start to understand. Keep reading »
For an upcoming episode of his show, Dr. Oz got all dragged up to convince female shoe shoppers to choose comfort over fashion. He’s not convincing anyone of anything in this Margaret Thatcher meets Monica Lewinsky getup. Not to throw shade or anything, but he looks awfully fishy in that shapeless blazer. All that women are going to do when they see him is run for for the nearest pair of Louboutins. What a disaster. RuPaul, please help him! [People]
It was only a matter of time until Alana Thompson better known as Honey Boo Boo was initiated into the world of drag. It’s a natural fit for a fierce 7-year-old who already has a stage name, wears hairpieces and knows how to read a bitch like a pro. TMZ reports that Uncle Poodle and Mama June took little miss Boo Boo to Hamburger Mary’s, a gay burger joint in Jacksonville, Florida to play Drag Queen bingo (where Mama June made her Bingo face, no doubt). Allegedly, so many Queens wanted autographs and photos that the Thompsons put out a beer pitcher as an impromptu tip jar and promised to donate the funds to a cyber-bullying charity. WERK! [TMZ] [Photo from Hamburger Mary's]
A woman in Kalamazoo, Michigan claims that she has been fired for showing up to work at the restaurant, Harvey’s on the Mall, in dressed as a man. The restaurant, however, claims that her termination had nothing to do with her gender-bending outfit, but rather with her failure to comply with the restaurant’s dress code.
Myah VanTil dressed in drag (image above) for LGBT Pride last Saturday and says that she spent two hours drawing a 5 o’clock shadow on her face and then 45 more minutes binding her chest. She then showed up to work dressed like this, in solidarity with the LGBT community.
According to Equality MI, Kalamazzo law does support VanTil in her freedom to express both her gender identity and/or sexual orientation at work. But Harvey’s argues that she was fired for insubordination because she specifically asked them if she could dress in drag and was told “no.” Keep reading »
Kirk and Katrina Thomas have been married for more than 30 years, but for much of that time, Kirk has harbored a secret passion for dressing up in women’s clothing. And on this very special episode of the web series Transfashionable, host Jonny Makeup (hiiiiii Jonnnnnny!) and Aussie drag queen extraordinaire Courtney Act explore both the physical and emotional side of Kirk’s transvestite desires. It’s clear that Katrina isn’t exactly thrilled with the idea of her husband looking like a lady, but she’s warming up to the idea. It’s really sweet to see a man in his 50s realize his true self and it shows that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be. [YouTube]
If you watched Willam Belli on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” this season, you noticed two things: one, he is an incredibly talented and beautiful performer; and two, he was smart enough to be the bitchiest, most ego-centric drag queen in the room. After all, reality TV viewers may love Miss Congeniality (Latrice Royale, in this case), but the cameras love drama.
I caught up with Willam just before the finale event for a series of more serious videos about politics and bullying, but you can’t keep the performer behind “Love You Like A Big Schlong” or “Chow Down (At Chick-fil-A)” from cracking wise. What you can, however, get is the lyricist behind “The Vagina Song to respond to charges of misogyny and transphobia … once you explain what “misogyny” means. [YouTube] Keep reading »