We don’t get to learn to much about the drag scene outside of the US unless we do some research. i learned about how the styles differ and the culture influence the creative that the drag artist have overseas.
Al-Kadhi, A. (2019). The UK drag scene is too diverse for RuPaul to turn into a race for ratings | Amrou Al-Kadhi. [online] the Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/06/the-uk-drag-scene-is-too-diverse-for-rupaul-to-turn-into-a-race-for-ratings [Accessed 2 Apr. 2019].
The drag scene in the UK is finally getting a RPDR, the excitement to showcase the difference of European drag is high. There are some worries that it will not accommodate those who are not cisgendered male queens. There is a very high number of trangender people in the drag community in the UK.
I chose this journal because it showcases how there is this community of people in the UK who are not getting the opportunities for drag like cisgendered men are. Knowing a Bioqueen in London I have learned that they are slightly more open about letting them perform in the UK compared to the US. From what I have noticed you don’t seem to see BioQueens performing with Drag queens as often.
British BioQueen whose look is beautiful, creepy and creative
Balzer, C. (2004). The Beauty and the Beast. Journal of Homosexuality, 46(3-4), pp.55-71.
This journal goes in to explain the Drag Queens and Tunten in Berlin, Germany. Tunten and Drag Queens are very similar but they present themselves differently. We don’t really hear the term Tunten in the U.S., they differ in their gender identity, their selfimage, style, behavior and their performances/ talents. The word Tunten is from the german name “Tunte” or technically the English word for “drag queen”. A big difference is just the fact of their orgins and the idea of them because of where they came from.
Farrell, A. (2016). Lipstick Clapsticks: A yarn and a Kiki with an Aboriginal drag queen. AlterNative: An International of Indigenous Peoples, 12(5), pp.574-585.
The point of view of a Aboriginal drag queen from Australia, she explains her version of drag art. Aboriginal is an indigenous community in the Australia . Aboriginal drag is somewhat common in the Australian drag scene and there is also a huge number of indigenous queers in the LGBTQ+ community these islander people are trying to put their culture into their drag to make it something from their culture.
Willox, A. (2003). Whose Drag Is It Anyway? Drag Kings and Monarchy in the UK. Journal of Homosexuality, 43(3-4), pp.263-284.
This journal explores how the term “drag” is different for every artist whether it being drag queen, drag king, bio queen, queer artist, etc. Drag is not a set in stone idea, it can be whatever idea the artist creates. Using British drag artist she explains how different countries and types of drag impact the drag that everyone knows. She explores how much like in the US drag queens use ultra fem ideas to create their looks and drag kings are usually like a parody of masculinity.
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