. All images are taken by greg bailey, founder and editor of Alright Darling – the zine at the centre of the recent explosion of drag.
Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show BusinessRizzoli #ad - Drag artists have now sashayed their way to snatch the crowns as the Queens of mainstream entertainment. Through informative and witty essays chronicling over 100 years of drag, readers will embark on a Priscilla-like journey through pop culture, and RuPaul's Drag Race, films like Some Like It Hot, Bosom Buddies, from television shows like The Milton Berle Show, To Wong Foo.
. And broadway shows like hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Cage aux Folles, and Tootsie, and Kinky Boots. With stops in cities around the globe, joys, and packed with interviews and commentaries on the dramas, and love that "make-up" a life in wigs and heels, Drag features contributions from today's most groundbreaking and popular artists, Miss Coco Peru, including Bianca del Rio, Lypsinka, and Varla Jean Merman, Hedda Lettuce, as well as notable performers as Harvey Fierstein and Charles Busch.
Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business #ad - It includes more than 100 photos--many from performers' personal collections, and a comprehensive timeline of drag "herstory. ". Drag celebrates the fabulous current and historical influence of drag, and its talented and inspiring performers. Since man first walked the Earth. In heels, no other art form has wielded as unique an influence on pop culture as Drag.
Drag: The Complete Story A Look at the History and Culture of DragLaurence King Publishing #ad - Over the course of the book, doonan is able to shine a new light on drag, offering a fresh perspective on an art form that has long gone unrecognized. Newsweek. Drag: the complete story observes this increasingly complex world by exploring drag's journey through the twentieth century. Corralled into thematic chapters, including glamor drag, comedy drag and popstar drag, black drag, butch drag, art drag, historical drag, this book is the first flamboyant and poignant survey of drag culture.
Drag: the complete story is not just for fabulous queens and drag enthusiasts, but for anyone interested in gender fluidity and the culture surrounding it. You come for the glamorous pictures and stay for the sizzling prose. Doonan writes like an angel with a sword: beautifully and provocatively. Ny journal of books"barneys' creative ambassador traces drag culture from ancient Egypt through the Renaissance to RuPaul, providing a fabulously comprehensive celebration of the intersection of gender fluidity and fashion.
Drag: The Complete Story A Look at the History and Culture of Drag #ad - New york times book review"doonan divides the past and present landscape of drag into nine categories: glamour, butch, poster, black, art, historical, movie, comedy, and radical. Drag is transformation, exaggeration, communication and, above all, where gender non–conformity is the plat du jour. Each chapter illustrates how drag queens and kings in those spaces or times periods have helped shape drag in some meaningful way – or, in the case of black drag queens, how they've shaped the LGBTQ community at large in a meaningful way.
Fastcompany"whether you're already a massive fan of drag culture, or just interested in learning more about the movement's origins over the centuries – from tabloid scandal in the Victorian era to Emmy–award winning phenomenon in the 21st century – you'll find something to love in Doonan's extensive tome.
Why Drag?Chronicle Books #ad - Subjects include icons of reality TV and underground drag royalty, and photographs range from the divine to the trashy. For over a decade, magnus hastings has been photographing the world's greatest drag superstars and asking each of them a simple question: Why drag? The result is this mesmerizing volume in which the queens strut their stuff and reflect on their shared passion through a mixture of quips and philosophizing.
Featuring the likes of bianca del rio and Courtney Act, this collection is a beautiful celebration of drag as an art form and an exhilarating exploration of what drag means to its greatest artists. Chronicle Books.
Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern WomanhoodPlume #ad - In trixie and katya's guide to Modern Womanhood, the pair channel that energy into an old-school etiquette guide for ladies. In essays, trixie and katya will advise readers on beauty and fashion and tackle other vital components of a happy home, conversations, self-love, such as money, and how-to sections peppered with hilarious, gorgeous photos, and friendship; sharing advice and personal stories in high-concept fashion.
Informative, and heartwarming, humorous, Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood is the book that their fans have been waiting for. The rupaul's drag race legends, stars of UNHhhh, and expert biological women share the secrets of their feminine mystique in this satirical guide to beauty and homemaking.
Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood #ad - Drag superstars trixie mattel and Katya have long captivated fans with their stunning looks, onscreen chemistry, and signature wit. Chronicle Books.
New York: Club Kids: By WaltpaperDamiani #ad - The club kids―named thus by new york magazine in 1988―were an artistic, fashion-conscious youth movement that crossed over into the public consciousness through appearances on daytime talk shows, planting the seeds for popular cultural trends such as reality television, magazine editorials, self-branding, fashion campaigns and music videos, “influencers” and the gender revolution.
Known for their outrageous looks, legendary parties and sometimes illicit antics, the Club Kids were the embodiment of Generation X and would prove to be the last definitive subculture group of the analog world. The embodiment of generation x, the club kids were the last subculture of the analog worldNew York: Club Kids is a high-impact visual diary of New York City in the 1990s, seen through the eyes of Walt Cassidy, known as Waltpaper, a central figure within the Club Kids.
New York: Club Kids: By Waltpaper #ad - The ’90s have come to be known as the last discernible and cohesive decade, cherished by those who experienced it and romanticized by those who missed it. The first comprehensive visual document of ’90s nightlife and street culture, New York: Club Kids grants special access to an underground world, providing exclusive insight into the lifestyle of this celebrated and notorious clique.
In 2014, walt cassidy studio was established as a jewelry brand and has expanded to include interiors-based murals. Featuring rare and previously unseen photographs along with magazine editorials and ephemera, the book culls from the personal archives of various photographers and artists―some celebrated, and many others whose recognition is long overdue.
Walt cassidy born 1972 is a multimedia artist and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout the 1990s, as waltpaper, he was at the center of the New York City Club Kids movement.
Game of Queens: A Drag Queen Card RaceLaurence King Publishing unknown #ad - The fine art of the tuck and tape, with game of queens! Pitch queen against queen from across the carnival court of drag, from the female impersonators who pioneered drag performance in the 1970s up to the superstars of the scene today. Chronicle Books. Who is the most outrageous—trixie mattel or divine? Who is the funniest—Coco Peru or Lily Savage? Enter the world of huge hair, sparkling make-up, fake eyelashes, glitter galore, and .
GuRuDey Street Books #ad - Once you’re willing to look beyond the identity that was given to you, a hidden world of possibilities will open its doors. Throughout the history of humans on this planet, there’ve always been shaman, seers, and mediums who are able to interpret both high and low frequencies and remind humans to look beyond the surface for the truth of who we really are.
Foreword by jane fondaa timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world’s most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. And who we really are is an extension of the power that created the universe aka: God in drag.
Chronicle Books. This unique perspective has allowed rupaul to break the shackles of self-imposed limitations, but reader beware, this is a daily practice that requires diligence and touchstones to keep you walking in the sunshine of the spirit. Guru is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate the concept of building the life you want from the outside in and the inside out.
GuRu #ad - You’re born naked and the rest is drag. As someone who has deconstructed life’s hilarious facade, RuPaul has broken "the fourth wall" to expand on the concept of mind, body, and spirit. Fyi: most people are not willing to hear or accept that. That is rupaul’s secret for success, not only in show business, especially in navigating the emotional landmines that inhibit most sweet, but in all aspects of life, sensitive souls.
Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth ElderFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Through it all, waters swears by one undeniable truth: “Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. No one knows more about everything―especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling―than John Waters. None at all. Studded with cameos, and tracey ullman, patricia Hearst, Kathleen Turner, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, and illustrated with unseen photos from the author's personal collection, Mr.
Know-it-all he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in hollywood; how to develop musical taste, from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself.
The man in the pencil-thin mustache, hairspray, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, and A Dirty Shame, Cry-Baby, Polyester, is one of the world’s great sophisticates, and in Mr. Know-it-all is waters’ most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book―another instant Waters classic.
Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder #ad - Waters doesn’t kowtow to the received wisdom, he flips it the bird. Waters has the ability to show humanity at its most ridiculous and make that funny rather than repellent. Jonathan yardley, the washington post“carsick becomes a portrait not just of America’s desolate freeway nodes―though they’re brilliantly evoked―but of American fame itself.
Lawrence osborne, the New York Times Book Review Chronicle Books.
He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes from My Transgender JourneyHarmony #ad - Chronicle Books. Ten years ago, she was a gawky Canadian teen named Gregory. Uproarious, gigi shares never-before-heard stories, and unabashedly candid, inspiration, unconventional, and advice about how your life can take you to incredible places once you get real with yourself. With stunning photography and heirloom snapshots, losing her mom at a tragically young age, He Said, She Said takes us back to Gigi’s early years as an Olympic-bound diver and high school mean girl, and her journey of opening up about her sexuality and gender identity.
Today, gigi gorgeous is beloved for her critically-acclaimed documentary, her outrageous sense of humor, her no-holds-barred honesty, and her glam Hollywood lifestyle. In he said, going deeper than ever before and exposing her vulnerability behind each struggle and triumph, She Said, Gigi brings us on her personal journey from Gregory to Gigi, with her signature humor on every page.
He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes from My Transgender Journey #ad - . She walks us through her transition, baring it all about dating and heartbreak in her stories of falling in love with both men and women.