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The Drag Show Thread - Favorite songs and moments to treasure.

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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 11:41 AM
Does anyone know any good drag performances?
Please post them.
Although the focus is on music and songs, mixed media is also welcome (from actual performances with transvestism, to good song recommendations for drag shows, to the odd movie clip, discussions, female role-models, and bitchy stand-up comedy). Let's get feathery and fabulous.

Do people find a difference between various forms of drag?
Are there class differences in drag?
Is gay political drag different to drag as a fetish or trans-sexualism?
Is some drag funny, and other drag tragic?
Have you ever been in drag for whatever reason?
Where would you place your song in a typical lip-synching drag-show?
The bombastic beginning, or the tragic end?
Is drag only male-to-female impersonation? Is it liberating or sexist?
Just some thoughts so far.

The German act Mary and Gordy - here they parody Nana Mouskouri, a Greek singer who was extremely popular in Germany in the 1980s.

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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 12:04 PM
Dame Edna - Just for laughs 2005.

Once again the old-school Aussie dame can't keep her stuck-up preciousness to herself.
Not that I blame her either ... she's usually right!

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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 12:13 PM
From the 1992 movie The Crying Game.
Truly mesmerizing, and one of the few films where the "revelation" was a real surprise.
Also a hit for Boy George.

posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 12:51 PM
Things get a bit more gritty and potty-mouthed with Miss Hedda Lettuce and Sherry Vine.
Here is Sherry Vines with her version of one of many Lady Gaga "Born this Way" parodies.
Fantastic looks and make up, but not the best lyrics, I'd think.

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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 01:15 PM
The Hijras dance and bless a Punjabi Wedding.

Once considered sacred with special rights for their sects, the Hijras were reduced to virtual beggars and prostitutes under British colonialism.
Senior Hijras were historically also eunuchs, and the custom seems to have been widespread across the globe before colonialism.

Although there are many remnants of cross-dressing devotees in various Asian-Pacific countries, the Hijras still commonly bless births and weddings in India and Pakistan.

They seem to perform a crucial link in strongly gender segregated societies, just as all the female characters in Shakespeare were initially performed by men in drag, because women were not allowed on stage.

posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 01:29 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Sweet Transvestite!

Oh go on ... I feel you shiver with ... anticipation:

Tim Curry rocks the castle!
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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 02:09 PM
The most famous living white woman in South Africa - Evita Bezuidenhout.
Born to Afrikaner royalty (or so she claims) under apartheid, she was rumored to have dated former members of the cabinet, such as Pik Botha.
She then became Prime Minister of the (fictional) Bantustan - Babetikosweti.
She became increasingly liberal and radical, although strangely the security police could never find her after her risque performances. She insists that she was never a "radical" in the past. Like most white liberals she just didn't like apartheid and all those black people (or so she said since 1994). She never actually voted for the National Party - I mean, my goodness, nobody did for 40 years!
Now she again refuses to stroke the egos of the new ideologues in the ANC.
She currently does great work on HIV/Aids, and infuses a tragic topic with pathos and humor.
Simply "Imeldific" (Imelda Marcos) with heart: hence we call her "tannie" (auntie) Evita.

posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 02:23 PM
Hedda Lettuce - Botox Face.
Who better to draw attention to exterior artificially?

posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 02:43 PM
I think from the point of artistry she is amazing.
Josh Source: Kim Kardashian.
She gets the nationality wrong, but I bet that could happen to Kim too.
Give a girl a break already.

Incidentally I can agree with what she says.
A few years back I went to fancy dress parties in a miniskirt and my own almost waist-length blonde hair, and some of the guys completely changed around me, and the women all turned into hags! I never realized before that being a young heterosexual woman is bloody competitive!
Claws out - meow...

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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 03:05 PM
To all the haters - well, I guess she says it all.
Incidentally, I recently saw a documentary clip on a Thai martial arts champion who changed gender.
So I believe this lady - call me names and say it to my face, and then wait and see.
Actually in much mythology trans-genedered men are considered fierce warriors during times of battle.

posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 03:12 PM
The unforgettable Mary Morgan.
The illusion falls for the drag artist.
Reality is restored.
Or is it ever?

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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 05:06 PM
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Thank you for keeping me entertained tonight.

I have really enjoyed your thread. Stars and flag. Loving most of your you tube videos.

When I linked on to the Mary and Gordy I discovered Amanda Lear. Very interesting. In all my years of going to drag parties I have never come across her. Sorry, should say that I'd never heard of her. LOL...

Keep them coming.

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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 05:13 PM
Thank you!

Julie Andrews in a gender conundrum of acting like a man who's acting like a woman.

Victor/Victoria and the song Le Jazz Hot.

posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 05:45 PM
I've been asked: what is the best drag song ever?
In South Africa there's little doubt.
It would be the 1978 hit by Clout - Substitute.

I'm not sure whether it's the Abba-like harmonies, or the lyrical theme.

Some change the chorus term "substitute" to "prostitute".
But that's just disrespectful.

posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 05:57 PM
Three jittery finalists backstage at Ru Paul's Drag Race:

posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 06:05 PM
Oh my hat!

Only in South Africa: woman jumps on stage during drag show, and is ... well ... just slightly hurt.
I'm sorry but that bitch had it coming.
She was hardly "attacked" as the video tag suggests.
That was self defense!

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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 10:10 PM
Oh the shock!
Israeli transgender pop sensation Dana International wins the Eurovision contest.
Viva la Diva!

posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 10:57 PM
The Bird Cage - perhaps not the greatest tranny moments ever, but it does have some classic scenes.

posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:02 AM

This immediately came to mind. Karin looks pissed but Olof digs it.

posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 01:28 PM
Queen - I want to break free.

Still a debate whether the drag ruined their image in the US.
I don't think Freddy cared however.
One can see they had fun!

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