The Makeup of RuPaul's Drag Race

The Makeup of RuPaul's Drag Race

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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.And ifyou do not know how to do all this, RuPaula#39;s Drag Race will force you to improvise. ... areas is critical to maintaining the power of the hegemonic classes, because this allows a better a€œacquisition and use of this knowledge, a€34 then the drag queens from RuPaula#39;s Drag Race come up as disruptions in the current capitalist climate as they systematically refuse to be classified or fit into a unique frame.

Title:The Makeup of RuPaul's Drag Race
Author:Jim Daems
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-09-29


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