Category Archives: Drag

Men acting as women vs women acting as men

“Women will do anything to avoid being alone” says Manuela upon recalling her relationship of Lola, and her clinging on to him in avoidance of being left to handle her child and herself alone. Yet my how this changes. The … Continue reading Continue reading

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Have Experiences Changed Since Paris Burned?

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/04/18/style/paris-has-burned.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/fashion/a-lively-house-of-xtravaganza-ball-scene-city.html?_r=0 After watching the movie “Paris is Burning” this past weekend, I came across two articles by the New York Times, one written in 1993 (Paris Has Burned) and one written in 2012 (Paris is Still Burning). The first … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Perennial Question of Insider vs Outsider

When I watched Paris is Burning last Sunday, I kept thinking of discussions and readings I’ve had in my anthropology classes.  This may sound like it has nothing to do with our class, but hear me out.  Essentialism, orientalism, colonialism, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Can we call Andrej Pejic a Drag Queen?

For this week’s blog I wanted to do something a bit different. For this blog I won’t be discussing film, but another media outlet: advertisements. During our discussion in class the term androgynous was coined and this got me thinking … Continue reading Continue reading

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Opera is My Drag

As we talked this week about what it means to dress in drag and the way that drag relates to gender performance, I considered the many ways we all perform in drag every day.  In class we discussed the roles … Continue reading Continue reading

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