The Queen Is Dead, Long Live The Queen: A Tribute To Mother Flawless Sabrina
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The Queen Is Dead, Long Live The Queen: A Tribute To Mother Flawless Sabrina

“There is no before,” exclaims Flawless Sabrina, discussing the nuances of drag names in the beginning of the iconic 1968 drag documentary The Queen. For fellow queens, trans and gender non-conforming people and generally, anyone invested in queer history, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a before Flawless Sabrina. Drag pioneer, mother and grandmother to numerous … Continue reading

Drag Them To Filth: Ideal Male Bodies, Language Police And Long Haired Queer Activism Edition
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Drag Them To Filth: Ideal Male Bodies, Language Police And Long Haired Queer Activism Edition

Well, hello there dearest Filthy Dreams readers! What’s that? Are you ready to fume? Us too. Why, we find ourselves so horrified, enraged and just a bit amused by the nonsense editors dare publish these days that we’re starting a new series here on Filthy Dreams–Drag Them To Filth. Here we’ll provide a monthly wrap-up … Continue reading

Trigger Warning! Lady Bunny Takes On The ‘Queerer Than Thou’ Wars In ‘Trans-Jester’
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Trigger Warning! Lady Bunny Takes On The ‘Queerer Than Thou’ Wars In ‘Trans-Jester’

“It might trigger an education!” quips Lady Bunny in her ongoing one-drag queen show Trans-Jester at Stonewall. While a punchline addressing the eye roll-inducing demand for trigger warnings in college classes (What book do you start with–Grapes of Wrath? That ending does deserve some sort of warning), Bunny could be referencing her entire show, which takes … Continue reading

Different Within Difference: Honoring Our Genderqueer Role Models At Hilton Als’ ‘One Man Show: Holly, Candy, Bobbie and the Rest’
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Different Within Difference: Honoring Our Genderqueer Role Models At Hilton Als’ ‘One Man Show: Holly, Candy, Bobbie and the Rest’

In his book Role Models, our preeminent filth elder John Waters writes, “Explain what? A role model? Someone who has led a life even more explosive than mine, a person whose exaggerated fame or notoriety has made him or her somehow smarter and more glamorous than I could ever be? A personality frozen in an … Continue reading

…And The Rest Is Drag: Key West Art & Historical Society’s ‘What A Drag!’
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…And The Rest Is Drag: Key West Art & Historical Society’s ‘What A Drag!’

“I was twenty two years old when I first arrived in Key West, it truly was an amazing place to be. Drinks at Claire’s, tanning on the Pier, playing Pac Man at Delmonico’s and of course, dancing at The Monster. Tea Dance at LaTeDa’s and those boring yet somehow comforting nights at Papillon’s.” –Luc from … Continue reading