100+ More Fab Drag Queen and Drag King Names!

100+ More Fab Drag Queen and Drag King Names!

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | Even though a lot of today’s drag queens steer away from punny names, I think it’s important to emphasize those types of appellations because they’re just so damned hilarious, and there’s so much history behind them too. Well, I’ve given you the best such noms de plumage before, and now I’ve […]

Triumphant Trocks Flirt, Fall, and Run Rampant at the Joyce

Triumphant Trocks Flirt, Fall, and Run Rampant at the Joyce

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | When the all-male Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974, being gay could get you into lots of trouble. The Stonewall Riots were still fresh in New Yorkers’ memories; the AIDS crisis, which decimated the original company, lay ahead. The male dancers’ portrayals of ballerinas on pointe were […]

Peppermint Tours R&B Trilogy Alongside an Equally Tuneful Jujubee

Peppermint Tours R&B Trilogy Alongside an Equally Tuneful Jujubee

On Tuesday, November 29, New York City is the highly appropriate last stop on the nine-city Letters Live/Good Juju tour, in which damn fine divas Peppermint and Jujubee claim their place in the pantheon of post-pandemic live performance events. Highly appropriate how, you ask? Well first of all, after feeding the needs of hungry audiences […]

Jackie Beat’s New Series is Just What the Unlicensed Doctor Ordered

Jackie Beat’s New Series is Just What the Unlicensed Doctor Ordered

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | While much of the world spent the pandemic sheltering in place and binging on Netflix in an attempt to stave off madness, innovative (and already insane) Jackie Beat found herself pounding a different drum. The veteran drag queen known for belting out hilariously filthy song parodies while hurling cruel insults at […]

Here Comes the Reign Again: RuPaul’s DragCon Returns Throngs of Queens to the LA Throne

Here Comes the Reign Again: RuPaul’s DragCon Returns Throngs of Queens to the LA Throne

BY MARTY BARRETT | What is the collective term for drag queens: A Sashay? A Tuck? A Flotilla? However the OED defines it, a blindingly brilliant (and occasionally bedazzled) constellation of drag queens descended upon our sprawling city, as RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022—the event’s 10th in-person iteration—brought sparkle back, May 13-15. Hundreds of drag queens—whether […]

The Pink Carpet Passion of RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022

The Pink Carpet Passion of RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022

PHOTOS & TEXT BY MARTY BARRETT | RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022 (May 13-15) was a seismic event—and how appropriate for Pacific Rim-adjacent Los Angeles—that represented a release of all that pent-up COVID claustrophobia in a healing lava rain of drag queens across a grateful downtown LA. The 10th in-person DragCon featured hundreds of vendors, reunions […]

New Show in Tow, Drag Legend Lady Bunny Comes Clean on Reconvening

New Show in Tow, Drag Legend Lady Bunny Comes Clean on Reconvening

Just shy of one week since Easter Sunday, the once-overflowing baskets packed with eggs, peeps, and chocolate have been picked over until all that’s left is the visually appealing but thoroughly inedible colorful plastic straw. Luckily, for those who have a sweet tooth for drag, there’s an Easter leftover sure to fill that empty hole in your. […]

Strawberry Fields for Sunday, as All-Singing Drag Brunch Comes to Chelsea

Strawberry Fields for Sunday, as All-Singing Drag Brunch Comes to Chelsea

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Drag and lip synching go together like drag and brunch, or brunch and booze–and although live signing is making some serious inroads as an arrow in the savvy queen’s well-packed quiver, not every drag performer born to entertain can belt one out at will and in tune. That takes a very […]

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