Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5
“It’s amazing what a man can accomplish when he’s wearing the right dress.”
Love Drag Queens? Find the diversity found among today’s drag performers wildly intriguing as well as fascinating? Here is the perfect book for you!
Christopher Logan reveals the many faces of drag in this marvelous photography collection. From well known drag performs such as the fabulous Sherry Vine, Coco Peru, Miss Bunny to the newer queens made famous by RuPaul’s Drag Race, Tyra Sanchez, Latrice Royale, and Tammi Brown, each drag queen reveals what fabulous means to them!
“Drag has become a diverse form of expression that challenges, entertains, and educates by pushing boundaries, while embracing beauty, comedy and glamour. The performers in this book are evidence of that diversity, captured by some of the top photographers working in today’s world.”
What I loved about this book, along with its incredible photography? Its inclusion of the entire spectrum of drag performers. Old school and new, iconic and those hoping to make it, bald and beards, famous movie stars and space aliens, its all there and irresistible. Just taking a look at the many movie star guises of Chad Michaels as Cher next to Sal-E is shocking and shockingly beautiful at the same time. Even the forward is breezy, easy, and informative…
In the early days of theatre, male actors played both the male and female roles. They were either dr.a.g (dressed as girl) or dr.a.b (dressed as boy).
You’ve come a long way, Baby!
Quotations are interspersed along the pages of drag queen beauties by a number of photographers. “Imitation is the highest form of flattery” “Clothes may not make the man, but they definitely make the woman”. Clever bonmots, then a number of fantastic layouts, from location shoots to studio work. It’s hard to put down once you start turning the pages.
What did I want more of? Biographical information on each person as well as the photographers that captured them so beautifully. That would have made this perfect! As it is that perfection comes close.
The book ‘dr.a.g.’, for dressed as girl is a photographic celebration of the top drag queens from around the globe, shot by fashion and celeb photographers. From New York drag icons Lady Bunny and Joey Arias, Vegas headliners Mr. Kenneth Blake and Frank Marino, and cast from multiple seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, dr.a.g. shows the spirit and passion of drag, and inspires with it’s images.
Book Notes:dr.a.g. is an 11 x 11 inch, 180 page book of high quality color photography. Tthe printed book has rich color and lush visual impact.
Buy Links: Amazon dr.a.g.
“Drag isn’t what you wear or who you are…it’s how you wear who you are…”