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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

My Obsessions #1

"When you become the image of your own imagination, it's the most powerful thing you could ever do."
RuPaul

I've decided to do a new series that will pop up every once in a while on Miscellaneous Tuesdays. My Obsessions. This will cover things I've been obsessed with in the past, things I'm currently obsessed with and random things I become obsessed with in the future. Whether it's a book series, television show, actor, sport, social network site etc. You get the idea. 

The first obsession I'm going to talk about is Drag Queens. I basically love Drag Queens because they embody everything I am not and everything that I wish I could be. I love that they are dudes, but many are more feminine than I could ever be. They can express themselves and perform in a way I would never have the confidence to, nevermind the talent. They're bold and vibrant and have big personalities. There's so much creativity and artistry behind their outfits and characters. It doesn't matter many of them can't sing because it's fine to mime! And even when their make up and hair is over the top it's usually on point. Not to mention the fact it's totally fine that their make up and hair is over the top. Also many are comedians, actors, make up artists, hair dressers and singers all rolled into one! That's just naming a few reasons I love and envy drag queens.


Now you're probably thinking I could do most of these as a girl if I wanted to but the point is I don't want to do them as a girl. The truth is I don't feel all that feminine. When I get dressed up or wear a dress I don't feel like me. It doesn't necessarily mean I don't want to dress 'feminine', I just don't feel comfortable when I do. So I guess the allure for me is being able to become someone completely different for a while. Having this other persona that you've created and being able to give into it. I think drag is pretty unique in that sense.

Obviously there is a lot of diversity when it comes to drag but most of my reasoning stands for a lot of them no matter what type of drag queen they are. Some of my personal favourites are.

Divine
Who you may remember I dressed as a couple of Halloweens ago.

Haley Star

Courtney Act

Jinkx Monsoon & Alaska Thunderf*ck
Source

Some more Jinkx Monsoon appreciation in the form of her best moments in RuPaul's Drag Race season 5!
She gives me life.


As well as the other obvious RuPaul's Drag Race alumni, such as Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano. Not to mention one of my favourite characters out of anything ever, Angel from Rent. Which Jinx Monsoon happened to play before. Oh and in keeping with the musical theme, I'd also really love to see Priscilla Queen Of The Desert live.  

So yeah, I pretty much LOVE drag queens and wish I could be one... but I lack a d*ck to tuck, so boo. I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through those I've listed above and occasionally try and mimic them in the privacy of in front of my bathroom mirror. 

If you were a drag queen what would you pick as a name?


5 comments:

  1. Ahhh I have major love and also a slight obsession with drag queens, They're fabulous aren't they and like you said they're everything I wish I could be confident, sassy, out there, beautiful and fabulous! Great post can't wait to see more of these posts xx

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    1. Aha, I'm glad I'm not the only one! They're just amazing and so talented. Totally underrated I think. I'm definitely going to try and channel my inner drag queen a little more! And thank you. I have an idea of what I'm going to do next already, so look out for that in the future. :) xo

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    2. Yeah they definitely are underrated! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for future pots! xx

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  2. I can't believe I didn't know this about you!! I know exactly what you mean about feeling feminine, everytime I wear a dress I just feel strange. I live in jeans/leggings and hoodies - haha! But am pretty jealous of how amazing drag queens look!
    You can't even tell Courtney isn't a woman. Stunning!
    Awesome post idea, looking forward to see more.

    xo

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    1. Yeah. LOL. When my sister lived at home (my older sister) I used to let her dress me and do my hair and she made me more 'feminine' but I just felt silly and like a painted up doll. I think in a way I'd like to dress up like drag queens some times because I could pretend to be feminine without taking myself too seriously just because they're so over the top. :D But yeah, Courtney is beautiful. :) Anyway, thank you! I'm looking forward to doing more. xo

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