This is of course coming from a writer under the age of 30 (Thomas Rogers) who has probably not spent a lot of time following the ongoing and lively drag scenes in New York or San Francisco (we recommend to him our primer on the recent history of drag). He cites the ends of Wigstock and Trannyshack as evidence of drag’s dying popularity, but we’d argue this is misinformed–these were just major productions that a couple of established queens got tired of producing.
Rogers quotes Rupaul as calling drag “a punk rock reaction to our masculine culture,” and that’s a decent interpretation of contemporary drag but probably not what anyone would have said twenty years ago.
But he also doesn’t have much good to say about Ru’s new show, which we might have mentioned premieres tonight on Logo (and you can watch it for yourself right here, right now):
“Drag Race” aims for high camp, but, unfortunately, with the show’s low production values and sloppy execution, it lands somewhere closer to pathos. The prizes are meager (at one point, a contestant wins a basket of chocolates and sparkling wine), and the challenges are astonishingly unimaginative (“Strike a pose and take a picture of yourself”). More tragically, with its haphazard production design and awkward camerawork, the show robs the queens and their performances of all of their glamour. The appeal of drag has always been its over-the-top fabulousness, but there’s little that’s fabulous about performing on a cheap set under dull lighting in front of Santino from “Project Runway.”
Ouch! Well, these shows always take a few weeks to find their legs, right? We won’t give up on you Tammie Brown!!
A source has leaked details to The Sword about a new fucky fucky extension that will not be beholden to any of Apple's pearl-clutching restrictions.
I don't take sex seriously enough to commit to a Master/slave dynamic, so instead I'll just read this new blog written by a 39-year-old British sub slut named Fang.
1. You know it's a leather orgy when everyone takes a moment between foreplay and fucking so they can put their clothes back on.
When I discovered that a friend of mine trims his chest hair, I told him to think of the children in Africa who have no chest hair to shave in the first place. Now I've found a fur-obsessed Photoshopper who is helming the good fight against body shavers everywhere.
The hypothesis: you can put a shitload of condoms on a dildo. The conclusion: you can put a shitload of condoms on a dildo.