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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In the dressing room, we meet the cast of characters and learn their methods of transforming their gay male bodies into something else—sometimes beautiful women, sometimes queenss characters.
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, Drag Queens at the Cabaret is a witty and ta portrait of gay life and culture.
Return to Book Page. What Makes a Man a Man? 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.
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MyersDaniel M. Alexandra rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Journal of the History of Sexuality. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr.
But there are times when Rupp and Taylor offer descriptions of complexity in place of theorizing or thinking through the ornate forms of Hester rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Kyla Li rated it liked it Jan 16, 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.
Life Is a Cabaret. Jennifer rated it liked it May 21, Melanie Spear rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Kay rated it really liked it May 13, Erin rated it it was ok Aug 26, 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.
Rupp and Verta Taylor take us on an entertaining tour through one of America’s quwens overlooked subcultures: They also consider how the queens create a space that encourages camaraderie and acceptance among everyday people, no matter what their sexual preferences might be. This is recent history, based on the shows from to When the lights finally go down, statuesque For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Next the book explores their intimate quenes, including their desire for and often heartbreak over straight masculine men.
Drag Queens at the Cabaret. Putting the shows in the context of the history of drag, Drag Queens at the Drxg analyzes the ways that the shows, based on focus groups with audience members, changed lives.
The girls have been outside on the sidewalk all evening, seducing passersby into coming in for the show. Tristan Bridges rated it really liked it Mar 03, Be the first to ask a question about Drag Queens at the Cabaret.
While the focus groups provide some useful data about who goes to drag shows and why, the interviews with the drag queens themselves provide the important details about life onstage. 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.
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The appearance of the authors in drag, as drag queens not kings, hints at the particular investments that Rupp and Taylor have made in the night world of this Florida cabaret and represents clearly the obvious delight that they took in their research. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Account Options Sign in.
Gender and Sexuality Literature tge Literary Criticism: When they said life is a cabaret, they clearly meant the Richard Anthony rated it really liked it Nov 17, University of Chicago Press Amazon.
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The club itself is packed tonight and smoke has filled the room. Rupp is a professor of feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.