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Drag

Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business
Narrated by: Frank DeCaro, Lady Bunny
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Drag celebrates the fabulous current and historical influence of drag, and its talented and inspiring performers. 

Since man first walked the Earth...in heels, no other art form has wielded as unique an influence on pop culture as drag. Drag artists have now sashayed their way to snatch the crowns as the queens of mainstream entertainment. 

Through informative and witty essays chronicling over 100 years of drag, listeners will embark on a Priscilla-like journey through pop culture, from television shows like The Milton Berle Show, Bosom Buddies, and RuPaul's Drag Race, to films like Some Like It Hot, To Wong Foo..., and Tootsie, and Broadway shows like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Cage aux Folles, and Kinky Boots. With stops in cities around the globe, and packed with interviews and commentaries on the dramas, joys, and love that "make-up" a life in wigs and heels, Drag features contributions from today's most groundbreaking and popular artists, including Bianca del Rio, Miss Coco Peru, Hedda Lettuce, Lypsinka, and Varla Jean Merman, as well as notable performers as Harvey Fierstein and Charles Busch. 

Cover Photo of Tempest DuJour by Scotty Kirby

©2019 Frank DeCaro; Foreword: Bruce Vilanch (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Editorial Review

A comprehensive HERstory of drag

Grab your wigs, I’ve got a confession to make. For the last few years, I’ve been faking it through just about every drag-related conversation that I’ve stumbled into. I haven’t been totally oblivious to the world of drag, but there have been some pretty significant gaps in my understanding of the history (ahem, HERstory) of the art form. Just in time for Pride month, Frank DeCaro and Lady Bunny deliver everything you could ever want to know about drag. Whether you’re already a fan, looking to stick your foot in the door, or simply drag-curious, you won’t want to miss out on the fierce attitude in the interviews, essays, and commentaries that make this a must-listen. —Michael C., Audible Editor

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Very well written but a lot of info

There’s so much in the book, from individual performers to general styles. My biggest complaint (although I love her as a performer) is with Lady Bunny’s readings of the interviews. She does a great job with the people she knows, and of course her own, but otherwise is very flat and boring for most of them.

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