Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Drag
Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business | Frank DeCaro
2 posts | 3 read | 1 to read
Drag celebrates the fabulous current and historical influence of drag, and its talented and inspiring performers. 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."
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Nicki_K
post image
Pickpick

What a fantastic read. 100 witty, informative essays written about the Drag Artist world, its history and how it's going today. It covers so many well known and not as well known performers, this book is rich in details and information about these performers and what inspires them. An addictive read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐#drag #frankdecaro #tea_sipping_bookworm #goodreads #thestorygraph #litsy #amazonkindle #bookqueen #bookstagram

review
KerriNTurner
post image
Pickpick

A very interesting and informative book on the history, as well as a look at the modern-day art, of drag. I particularly loved the section on musical theatre, and learning about Tupperware drag queens. And the selection of interviews was enjoyably wide-ranging.

21 likes1 stack add1 comment