Hugo Grrrl, who likes to combine his colorful outfits with a suit of armour, makes up for them Visibility of Drag Kings strong. “On the grand scale of drag as an art form, anything that isn’t a cis man dressing up as something resembling a woman doesn’t count as true drag,” he said in an interview. It’s great that trans women are now considered drag queens will be spoken. “But we don’t even remotely have a discussion about people with female bodies doing drag – which is a big part of this art form,” clarified Hugo Grrrl.
Why are drag kings less visible than drag queens?
Drag Kings have so far lacked a public platform. In fact, after 14 seasons, the US hit show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” still had no cis women or drag kings. That likes RuPaul’s definition of the art form lay. In an interview, she said drag loses its sense of irony when it’s not done by men. “When guys do that, it’s really punk rock because it’s a real rejection of masculinity,” RuPaul told The Guardian.
So far, so illogical. This marginalization of drag kings can certainly be traced back to sexism and misogyny. For example, in football, too, women are becoming special taken less seriously by male fans. And unfortunately, this contempt doesn’t stop at the LGBTQIA+ community either. Male drag is less well known even in some gay and lesbian contexts. After all, the popular US show helped attract more attention to the art form of drag, which also benefits the drag king scene.
The same wow effect
Another argument for the marginal position of Male Drag, which is often cited by skeptics: “Male” fashion is less glamorous, downright silly, because there are fewer styling options – the entertainment value is correspondingly lower. In addition, we (fortunately!) have long since gotten used to women in suit trousers and jackets. So is it more difficult to style a “typical” man? Are drag kings limited to suits and ties while drag queens amaze us in outlandish outfits? Lack of surprise?
No. did it work male impersonators actually more about looking as “masculine” as possible done a lot in terms of style. Many kings today also dig deep into their bag of tricks and are at least just as creative, glittering and colourful like her dazzling sisters when it comes to crazy, sexy and cool looks.
What makes a drag king?
“A strong personality, passion and creativity” are loud Ruben decisive. Behind the stage name is Verena Gremer. The photographer has been performing as burlesque performer Ruby Tuesday since 2011. And for four years Ruby has had a drag brother, Munich’s first drag king Ruben.