The Makeup of RuPaul s Drag Race

Author: Jim Daems
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786495073
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Start your engines--for the fun, controversy and life lessons of RuPaul's Drag Race and its spinoff, RuPaul's DragU. This international collection of original essays critically examines the shows' representation of drag within the contexts of the reality TV genre and LGBTQ issues. Contributors focus on the structure of the two programs, the subversive nature of drag itself, the treatment of trans contestants, the issues of race, the language and the shows' handling of LGBTQ political issues. A comprehensive discussion is provided of the shows' premise, the host and the contestants through six seasons of Drag Race and the three seasons of DragU.

RuPaul s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture

Author: Niall Brennan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319506188
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book identifies and analyzes the ways in which RuPaul’s Drag Race has reshaped the visibility of drag culture in the US and internationally, as well as how the program has changed understandings of reality TV. This edited volume illustrates how drag has become a significant aspect of LGBTQ experience and identity globally through RuPaul’s Drag Race, and how the show has reformed a media landscape in which competition and reality itself are understood as given. Taking on lenses addressing race, ethnicity, geographical origin, cultural identity, physicality and body image, and participation in drag culture across the globe, this volume offers critical, non-traditional, and first-hand perspectives on drag culture.

RuPaul s Drag Race

Author: RuPaul's Drag Race
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681881810
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Includes 10 illustrated punch-out paper dolls of the winning contestants from the first 8 seasons, including the winners from the first 8 seasons of the Emmy® Nominated RuPaul's Drag Race, and the winners of the first 2 seasons of Drag Race All Stars. 8 Winners - BeBe Zahara Benet, Tyra Sanchez, Raja, Sharon Needles, Jinkx Monsoon, Bianca Del Rio, Violet Chachki, and Bob the Drag Queen. 2 All-Star Winners: Chad Michaels, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 Foreword by Michelle Visage. Featuring 10 board pages and 64 regular pages.

The Essential Fan Guide to Rupaul s Drag Race

Author: John Davis
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 192541857X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A completely updated edition of The Essential RuPaul- which covers all the queens who have appeared in seasons 1-9 as well as All Stars 1 and 2.

Ambivalence and the American Dream on RuPaul s Drag Race

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This essay proposes that reality television show RuPaul's Drag Race (2009–present) simultaneously participates in a highly commercial medium while commenting on, critiquing and parodying consumer culture. Drag Race, like other drag or female impersonation competitions, engages dress and performance to parody a range of normative social categories such as gender and sexuality. Yet the show differs from other drag competitions like those featured in US documentaries The Queen (Simon, 1968) and Paris is Burning (Livingston, 1990) in its ambivalent and lucrative engagement with consumer culture. In so doing, RuPaul's Drag Race manages to parody the so-called American Dream while encouraging its pursuit.In the spirit of Film, Fashion & Consumption's 'Short Cuts' section, which encourages short analyses of timely topics, this piece aims to spark discussion across disciplines. It is my hope that experts in other fields, including queer theorists who study drag culture, will further enrich the conversation with their contributions.

The Ultimate Fan Guide to Rupaul s Drag Race

Author: John Davis
ISBN: 9781925811094
Format: PDF, ePub
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Prepare for a RuPaul's Drag Race herstory lesson like no other - as this book celebrates all the queens from seasons 1 to 10, plus so much more! Buckle up hunties, as we spill the T on the greatest reality show! This ultimate guide celebrates all the queens that have sashayed the runway from seasons 1 to 10 and All Stars seasons 1 to 3 - all 127 fierce performers are included and all are illustrated by talented artist Paul Borcher! Author John Davis also gives the reader an insider's guide to drag terms, and includes inspiring quotes from RuPaul, and stats and facts on all those sickening lip-sync battles, the mad fashion moments and the feuds and friendships that make this series so exceptional.

Workin It

Author: RuPaul
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061997072
Format: PDF
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Workin’ It!, the new book from world-renowned recording artist, television host, and drag queen RuPaul, provides helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style, and confidence for girls and boys, both straight and gay—and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression, and style than the host of the hit LOGO series "RuPaul’s Drag Race," and Workin’ It! picks up right where the show leaves off. More than just a style guide, Workin’ It! is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested, and found-true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star!

The Rupaul s Drag Race Handbook Everything You Need to Know about Rupaul s Drag Race

Author: Avery Frost
Publisher: Emereo Publishing
ISBN: 9781489117243
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is your ultimate RuPaul's Drag Race resource. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, facts, quotes and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about RuPaul's Drag Race's whole picture right away. Get countless RuPaul's Drag Race facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource. The RuPaul's Drag Race Handbook is the single and largest RuPaul's Drag Race reference book. This compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. It will be your go-to source for any RuPaul's Drag Race questions. A mind-tickling encyclopedia on RuPaul's Drag Race, a treat in its entirety and an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know...but are glad you found. The RuPaul's Drag Race Handbook will answer all of your needs, and much more.

Sprechen wir ber Eulen und Diabetes

Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641113253
Format: PDF, ePub
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Der ganz normale Wahnsinn Wer behaupten wollte, David Sedaris schreibe und veröffentliche Tagebücher, um seinen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen, müsste Michelangelo einen Anstreicher nennen. Niemand versteht es besser als Sedaris, Erlebtes in Lesbares zu verwandeln – seit seinem Debüt mit »Nackt« lässt er seine weltumspannende Fangemeinde daran teilhaben, wie er die schmerzlichste Erinnerung in subtile Komik und die banalste Begebenheit in zeitlose Weisheit kleidet. Er ist sein eigener Inquisitor und Hofnarr zugleich – „der herausragende Vertreter des Mein-Leben-als-David-Sedaris-Genres“ (BRIGITTE). In seinem neuesten Band mit absurden Alltagsgeschichten entführt uns Sedaris unter anderem in den australischen Busch, wo allerlei Getier verborgene Ängste und längst verdrängte Erfahrungen in ihm aufleben lässt; er erzählt von einer durchzechten Nacht mit wildfremden Alkoholikern im Zug von Chicago nach New York, weiht uns ein in die Geheimnisse der französischen Kieferchirurgie und in die Abgründe des britischen Handwerkertums, verrät uns und seinem präpotenten Patenkind, wie Tagebuchschreiben funktioniert und wozu es gut ist, und lehrt uns, Eulen zu verstehen. Es gibt kaum ein besseres Mittel gegen schlechte Laune als die Komik von David Sedaris – in 26 Geschichten und einem Gedicht macht er voller Scharfsinn aus den kleinen und großen Dramen des Lebens einen guten Witz.