Why I love drag

You know Rupaul, don’t you?

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He can also look like this.

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Why do I love drag?  Because it makes me happy. I giggle and laugh.  A lot.

Drag queens always have a good time, and their joy is utterly irresistible and infectious.

Drag queens are far more feminine and polished than I could ever dream of being. I am in awe of their makeup, their wardrobe, their acting.

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Drag queens are above all, entertainers.  Their performances are sophisticated, clever, witty and literate.

Drag queens are living their dream, which is the coolest thing you can do in life.  They play with feminine prototypes.  They are the result of powerful imaginations being realized.

Drag is about empowerment.  Rupaul says, “Learn to love yourself, ’cause if you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” And, “Biggest obstacle I ever faced was my limited perception of myself.”  And here’s one for all women.  “Anyone who can step out of the house with a pair of heels and some lipstick on their lips is my hero.”

Drag is about fearlessness and fierceness.  Going out on a limb and pulling it off.  Drag queens are braver than most people.

Drag is a lot of work. I admire the dedication it takes to step out. There’s the concept, the execution, the delivery. Being a drag queen gives meaning to my Mother’s favorite saying, “You have to suffer to be beautiful.”

Won’t you share with us something you love?

xo Liza

P.S.  A big shout out to my first love, Dame Edna, as played by Australian Barry Humphries.

From ITV Studios  THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE 2013 transmits on Monday 9th December 2013 on ITV  PICTURED: Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) wonders into the Royal Box     Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige and BAFTA Award winner Dame Edna Everage took to the stage tonight at this year’s Royal Variety Performance 2013, held at the home of British Variety, the London Palladium. Also taking part in an unforgettable evening of music, theatre, comedy and dance was: Gary Barlow, BRIT and MOBO Award winning singer Jessie J, making her Royal Variety debut, hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks, singer and presenter Olly Murs, comedian Jimmy Carr, jazz singer Caro Emerald, legendary duo Chas & Dave, marking their 50th anniversary, Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel, CBE and Olympic champions Torvill & Dean, who will soon be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their record breaking Olympic Gold medal performance of Ravel’s Bolero. Comedy came from the madcap Irish stand-up, Jason Byrne, affable comedian and actor, Hal Cruttenden and, fresh from a successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the award winning, Seann Walsh. There were also performances from Britain’s Got Talent winners, Attraction, the cast of the hit West End musical Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, world-first exclusive performances from Harry Hill’s I Can’t Sing! - The X Factor Musical and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Stephen Ward. Gareth Malone appeared with his new choir Voices, there was an exclusive performance from current Strictly Come Dancing champion Flavia Cacace & the cast of Dance ‘Til Dawn, and rising UK star, John Newman, whose summer hit single Love Me Again topped the charts 20 countries. The star studded spectacular, hosted by award winning comedian and actor John Bishop, took place on Monday 25th November and will be screened on ITV on the 9th  December. It is being produced by ITV Studios. The event is staged in aid of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund, whose patron is Her Majesty The Queen.  The money

 

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