Monday, March 9, 2009

End of the road for old-school drag queens

"The old drag queen is dead; long live the new drag queen. As Jason Donovan dons a frock this week in the stage version of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, cabarets and clubs across Britain are dispensing with "old school" drag artists in their thick make-up, grandiose wigs and extravagant outfits. They are being replaced by a new generation of sassy and sophisticated young men in make-up who are rejecting the "misogyny" of the grotesque female impersonator."

Read the full article in the Independent here.

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