RuPaul’s Drag Con is the uniting of queens from around the world to celebrate diversity, art, shade, and cuntiness! This is the fourth year running for the event and as has been true for the past years’ events, this one promises to be the best yet!
It’s like ChristmaHanaQwanzakah and the drag world is a flutter. And guess who’s going to be there this year?! ….. RuPaul!!! Oh yeah and Drag Queens Galore – I mean us, not the literal version, although, both are true… double entendre!
But we’re heading to the convention of the drags, the Los Angeles version. And we’d like to see who among you are going too. We’d also like to see who is paying attention to what we’re pushing out these days, so we’d like to run a bit of a raffle.
Our friends at DRAGS have just sent over a copy of their book and instead of keeping it like the greedy parts of us want to, we’re going to give it to one of you who shares this on social media outlets and then sends us some comments letting us see you “raise your hand”.
Alright, galoreans… do your stuff. We’ll see you at the CON!
What happens when infamous party throwers and drag queens The Boulet Brothers invite a legendary club kid and performance artist, Kevin Aviance to their show?
Find out TONIGHT! If you’re in the LA area get up, get out and meet legendary queens, The Boulet Brothers as they host Kevin Aviance for their weekly show Queen Kong. It’s a show you don’t want to miss!
Jasmine made quite the entrance during the season premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, coming off as one of the most grateful contestants that had ever appeared on the show with… “We made it bitches!” She had the audience thinking, “Wow, a humble drag queen with great abs?” But she soon fell into the “Old School vs New School” feud that seemed unending on the show and was eliminated after difficulty placing facial hair during a bearded queen challenge by simply placing makeup instead of actual fake facial hair.
With Season 8 upon us, it seems like Jasmine is starting this season off the way she did last year, with something to say… take a look:
Well, as expected, this started the drag world talking about Jasmine, pageants and some of the different styles of drag. She mentioned several times that certain styles were not for her, she said she doesn’t consider certain things drag and that’s just her opinion. Of course everyone’s entitled to her own opinion and we love seeing what the queens think. But just watching this, you can almost see what people are going to say.
There were many in support of her, “wearing panties and bras on stage… and reaching for something that ain’t there…” is not drag. There were shares and re-posts with, “Yass queen!” and “Agree!” This comes from those who probably feel they put in a lot to their drag, they take careful thought about what they’re putting on, they’ve created something special for their performances and want others to do the same. Definitely an understandable view. Not to mention, there are more and more costs that go into being a fan of drag than ever before. So as fans, there’s the desire for “more bang for your buck.”
But there were also people who disagreed and feel like drag is an art form. These are men in women’s clothing which breaks the rules to begin with, why do there have to be more rules? If you can perform, draw a crowd and get support like that, why not do what makes you feel good? That’s definitely a great point as well, when someone performs in what they’re not comfortable in, you can definitely see it in their performance.
So who’s right and who’s wrong? Is it wrong to get in your bra and panties and perform when others are bedazzling and sewing and doing whatever they do to prepare for each performance? Do you think there’s a right and wrong way to do drag? Do you think in a subculture such as drag that the “Old school” way is being lost with the “New school” values? Does it take a pageant to be a great drag queen?
We’re curious, so share and let us know what you think!