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.
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Germanwings crash: Captain of doomed plane was only 'on board because he changed job to spend more time with his children'
- 2 Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 Germanwings crash: 'Andreas Lubitz planned to marry pregnant girlfriend', claims German report
- 5 Germanwings plane crash: Transcript reveals passengers 'screamed for over five minutes' before plane crashed into mountain
Cassetteboy joins forces with Russell Brand for Emperor's New Clothes film
Poldark, review: Demelza’s insouciance is almost as impressive as Ross’ pecs
Jay Z launches streaming service Tidal with help from Kanye West, Rihanna and Coldplay
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Menstruation-themed photo series artist 'censored by Instagram' says images are to demystify taboos around periods
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans