One Click Wonder: The Music Drags
With audiences flocking to ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ and ‘Wig Out!’, and a stage version of ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ opening in 2009, drag is taking the West End by storm. Here we celebrate the art form’s best (and worst) practitioners...
Sunday 14 December 2008
'Paris is Burning'
Jennie Livingston’s cult 1990 documentary focused on the fabulously costumed stars of New York’s vogue ball scene, where “houses” of high-fashion black and Hispanic drag artistes battled for catwalk supremacy.
'Priscilla, Queen of the...'
The original 1994 film saw cross-dressing go mainstream, with wonderfully game performances from stars Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp, here seen shaking their booty to “I Will Survive”.
Divine reveals all
The muse of cult film director John Waters and star of ‘Pink Flamingos’, 21 stone transvestite superstar Divine had a personality to match his dress size. This 1981 interview reveals the man behind the make-up.
Wainwright as Garland
Renowned for his covers of Judy Garland songs, Rufus Wainwright donned the full Judy garb at Glastonbury 2007, performing “Get Happy” in stockings and high heels and thus revealing a shapely pair of pins.
Political frock up
Who said Republicans have no sense of humour? This 2000 skit sees former presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani doing his best Dame Edna while fending off the amorous advances of Donald Trump.
Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
tvAn expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle
artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
- 5 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Mr Selfridge series 3: Actress Kara Tointon says 'we're starting to see his demise'
Ed Sheeran texts Noel Gallagher to offer him tickets after Wembley Stadium rant
Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
Taylor Swift banned from Triple J Hottest 100: Fans react to epic #Tay4Hottest100 defeat
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks