Posts Tagged: drag
For Hazlitt, Hugh Ryan attempts to document the many personas of mid-1900s drag performer Malvina Schwartz, bringing color to the landmarks and styles of a queer world that sometimes threatens to be forgotten. Ultimately his work illustrates the piecemeal nature of queer historiography and the intermittently rewarding and disheartening detective work of pursuing these stories:
The history of that recording is a microcosm for queer history itself: fragmented, discontinuous, and surprising to the modern ear.
One of the goals of the Fresh Comics series is to shine some light on superb works of comic storytelling. Another is to look a little deeper into the content of these superb comics and to ask “fresh” questions about them....more
Dangerous Minds has a splendid collection of vintage photos of drag kings from back in the day when “the simple act of walking down a public street dressed in clothing associated with the gender you were not assigned at birth could get you arrested.”
Drag queens get most of the mainstream-culture attention, but as these pictures—and a couple of videos!—show, “non-male bodied drag and gender performers” have been “fighting the good fight” for decades....more