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 »
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 that the shoot was inspired by drag queens, but others, like Vibe, are calling racism. I would say questionable taste, yes, but not racism, especially after reading the accompanying description. What’s your opinion? Mine is that both photographer Steven Meisel and makeup artist Pat McGrath, who did the faces, are complete criminal geniuses. This editorial is all kinds of progressive. [Fashionista]
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 scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s with striking photos and interviews with the remaining members of the community. Given that many of the original drag crews have fallen victim to AIDS, it’s lucky that we’re able to see these beautiful reminders of their past glory. [$26.39, Amazon]
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 »
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, might try to scratch our eyes out in a rage, or try to poison us with an apple. Let’s hope MJ doesn’t continue to indulge his cross-dressing cravings. [Refinery29] Keep reading »
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 and transcripts from Lindsay’s 911 calls and her mother Dina Lohan’s talk show appearances. Audio her skeezy dad Michael Lohan taped without her or Dina’s knowledge get their due, too. D’Arcy Drollinger may be a 42-year-old dude, but he gets LiLo just right with a blonde wig, a can of Red Bull at the ready, and chronic WTF-are-you-looking-at? bitchface. Drollinger picked up Long Island’s greatest as his muse after seeing her on the cover of Vanity Fair awhile ago, telling The New York Daily News “it was so painfully clear that this was a sort of Shakespearean drama or Greek tragedy that was being played out.” Indeed it is, pal. Indeed it is. As one of those celebrity gawkers who can’t look away from the trainwreck that is Lohan, I may just have to go see “Project: Lohan” myself. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »
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.
Kunkel allegedly placed the photos on shelves in the cosmetic department and on cars in the store’s parking lot on Feb. 28, The News-Messenger reports. Read more… Keep reading »