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The Girls Talk about Drag Queens at the Cabaret. Show all authors. Leila J. Rupp. Leila J. Rupp · See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar. Drag Queens at the Cabaret. By Leila J. Rupp an. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Pp. Many a reader of an academic book will rush to the. PDF | On Feb 1, , Leila J. Rupp and others published The Girls Talk about Drag Queens at the Cabaret.

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Drag Queens at the Cabaret, Rupp, Taylor

Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Drag Queens at the Cabaret by Leila J. The girls have been outside on the sidewalk all evening, seducing qjeens into coming in for the show.

The club itself is packed tonight and smoke has filled the room. When the lights finally go down, statuesque blonds and stunning brunettes sporting black leather miniskirts, stilet It’s Saturday night in Key West and the Girlie Show is about to begin at the Cabaret. When the lights quens go down, statuesque blonds and stunning brunettes sporting black leather miniskirts, stiletto heels, and see-through lingerie take the stage. En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind” blares on the house stereo.

The crowd roars in approval. In this lively book, Leila J.

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Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret

Rupp and Verta Taylor take us on an entertaining tour through one of America’s most overlooked subcultures: They offer a penetrating glimpse into the lives of the Girls, the troupe of queens who perform nightly at the Cabaret for tourists and locals. Weaving together their fascinating life stories, their lavish costumes and eclectic music, their flamboyance and bitchiness, and their bawdy exchanges with one another and their audiences, the authors explore how drag queens smash the boundaries between gay and straight, man and woman, to make people think more deeply and realistically about sex and gender in America today.

They also consider how the queens create a space that encourages camaraderie and acceptance among csbaret people, no matter what their sexual preferences might be. Based on countless interviews with more than a dozen drag queens, more than three years of attendance at their outrageous performances, and even the authors’ participation in the shows themselves, Quefns Queens at the Cabaret is a witty and poignant portrait of gay life and culture.

When they said life is a cabaret, they clearly meant the Hardcoverpages.

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