Sunday, January 18, 2009

It's National Drag History Month

According to someone or other, it's somewhat-officially National Drag History Month, wherein we remember all of those gentlemen and ladies who have defied traditional gender roles and entertained the queer, urban bohemian and bridge-and-tunnel crowds alike.

Let the following video clips serve as an ad hoc tribute to the coarse and corseted and the teased and tucked.

Marlene Dietrich looks super hot in a tuxedo in Morocco (1930)

Jack Lemmon makes excuses in Some Like It Hot (1959)

Milton Berle is Auntie Mildred on I Love Lucy (1959)

Divine is a bad, bad girl in Female Trouble (1974)

Joyce Hyser gets out of gym class in Just One of the Guys (1985)

RuPaul quickly became the Supermodel of the World (1993)

"I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK" at the Hollywood Bowl (2006)

Coco and Evie girl it up in the 9-minute short The Jizz Party (2008)


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