Since man first walked the Earth...in heels, no other art form has wielded as unique an influence on pop culture as Drag. Drag artists have now sashayed their way to snatch the crowns as the Queens of mainstream entertainment.
Through informative and witty essays chronicling over 100 years of drag, readers will embark on a Priscilla-like journey through pop culture, from television shows like The Milton Berle Show, Bosom Buddies, and RuPaul's Drag Race, films like Some Like It Hot, To Wong Foo..., and Tootsie, and Broadway shows like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Cage aux Folles, and Kinky Boots.
With stops in cities around the globe, and packed with interviews and commentaries on the dramas, joys, and love that "make-up" a life in wigs and heels, Drag features contributions from today's most groundbreaking and popular artists, including Bianca del Rio, Miss Coco Peru, Hedda Lettuce, Lypsinka, and Varla Jean Merman, as well as notable performers as Harvey Fierstein and Charles Busch. It includes more than 100 photos--many from performers' personal collections, and a comprehensive timeline of drag "herstory."
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About the Author
Bruce Villanch is an award-winning writer and performer
Table of Contents
Foreword Bruce Vilanch 8
Chapter 1 Sequins Older Than Dirt 14
Chapter 2 Boys Will Be Girls 20
Chapter 3 Broads on the Boards 50
Chapter 4 The Three Charles-es 66
Chapter 5 Big Screen Drag 82
Chapter 6 TV on TV 100
Chapter 7 Pyramid Scheme 124
Chapter 8 Sashay Your Way Across the U.S.A. 150
Chapter 9 California Gurls 178
Chapter 10 You Better Burp! 208
Chapter 11 Born Naked 214
Chapter 12 Eating Cleveland 234
Drag-Dendum But Wait, There's More! A Select Timeline 240