The fabulous Ru Paul accurately but a little tiny bit shadily explained some of the differences between drag queens and trans people, as she understands them, on The Real today. He told the hosts, “Drag is really making fun of identity. We are shapeshifters. We’re like ‘okay, today I’m this, now I’m a… More »
Winter got you beat, hunties? One day, the leaves will unfurl, the sun will shine, and we’ll see the return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 8. But right now, I’m trapped in this frigid hellscape of midwestern winter–snow melting to slush, freezing to ice–with no season premiere in sight. Even my favorite faux fur coat… More »
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!
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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… More »
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… More »
I don’t think about Dustin Hoffman very often, except usually in the framework of his character Tootsie, from the 1982 cross-dressing movie of the same name. In grad school, I actually wrote my master’s thesis on “Tootsie,” sort of: It was called Violence and Desire: The Trans Body On Film, or something like that. (You… More »
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. More »
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… More »
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),… More »
A couple of weeks ago, we showed you the GIFs Steven Meisel created as a teaser for this spread, which will be featured in Vogue Italia’s April issue. The usual cover girls are in some distinctly unusual ensembles, poses, and situations, and it seems to have stirred up a bit of controversy. The publication alleges… More »
The documentary about New York’s drag scene, “Paris is Burning,” is one of my favorite movies of all time, so it figures that I’m really excited to check out the new book, Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York. The book chronicles all the families, houses and performers of New York’s vibrant drag… More »
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. More »
Believe it or not, this stately gentleman is actually Glenn Close. This photo is from her new film, “Albert Nobbs,” the story of an Englishwoman in the 1800s who dressed as a man to get a job as a butler. She’s been working on making this passion project a reality for the last 10 years. Jonathan… More »
Rarely do we come across a photo of a woman that scares the bejesus out of us. But this photo of Marc Jacobs in drag does the trick. If we were walking down the street and this woman was coming towards us, we’d cross the street. We’d fear she smelled like cat urine or worse,… More »
Lindsay Lohan in drag? It was bound to happen! Linday Lohan joins the esteemed, be-sequined ranks of Judy, Liza, and Barbra now that a New York-based actor, D’Arcy Drollinger, has memorialized her in a show opening this weekend in NYC, “Project: Lohan.” Rather than a formally scripted play, “Project: Lohan” is comprised of tabloid reporting… More »
You can find almost anything on the shelves at Walmart — sometimes even obscene photographs of a 44-year-old man in drag.
Police in Fremont, Ohio, say Rodney Kunkel stocked the shelves at Walmart with graphic photographs showing himself in black nylons, heels and pink lingerie with his genitals exposed.
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How many nights has the last thought in your head before going to sleep been “Man, I wish I could see Jason Bateman in drag doing a striptease?” Plenty, I’m sure. Well, your late-night fantasies have been answered! As part of a promotional campaign for Orbit gum, Batmen does his best “Showgirls” impression and… More »
The fashion industry may have a long-standing tendency to exclude certain groups and cultures, but more and more we’re seeing this change as people begin challenging the status quo. Now the transsexual community is getting a voice with a new style publication. Billed as “the first transversal fashion magazine,” Candy has just debuted its premiere… More »