DRAG KING AND QUEEN PERFORMANCES ARE OFTEN SEEN AS VERY DIFFERENT AND ALMOST OPPOSING ART FORMS. THIS POST INTENDS TO LOOK AT HOW AND WHY DRAG KINGS HAVE A MUCH SMALLER PLATFORM TO SHARE THEIR TALENT IN SOCIETY AND WHY THE LANGUAGE USED IN THE KING COMMUNITY TENDS TO BE MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THAT EQUATED TO THE QUEEN COMMUNITY.
People unfamiliar with drag are likely to be confused by the terms used by performers when they first encounter them. What in the world does fishy realness mean, and why are these terms even necessary? For the community that uses them, they are a requirement to understand.
Abstract: The drag community has many terms that they use to define themselves. These terms are a way of defining the many types of drag. Is the language that the drag community uses important? What do the terms mean and how do they relate to drag? Drag is not just men wearing wigs and a […]
Consent in performing spaces, specifically in LGBTQIA+ spaces, have a hard time in finding the line of what is and is not okay. Looking into various articles, we dive into what should not be done in the performance space and what actions have been taken so far to make these spaces safe and welcoming.
The goal of this blog post is to question why drag queens are predominately more popular than kings within modern-day drag culture. Through exploring and analyzing the day-to-day lives of drag kings, to taking a deeper look into norms and stigmas within drag culture, this blog aims to question why drag queens are more prevalent than kings, and what can the community can do in hopes to mitigate this from taking place in the future?