Artist Dorian Electra gathers an eclectic group from Chicago’s queer community – including Imp Queen, The Vixen, Lucy Stoole, London Jade, and Eva Young – to sing an oral history of drag culture. From Ancient Greece to Shakespeare’s Globe theater, Victorian freak shows, the Pansy Circuit of the Prohibition era, and beyond –- each artist writes their own verse and crafts their own look, “thereby emphasizing the voices of queer performers in the age of mainstream drag.”
Says co-director Imp Queen in a press release:
“It felt like an important time to gather a group of queens and transwomen and try to make something about the history of drag and trans culture. But in a way that felt accessible to a straight audience that maybe doesn’t know anything about drag beyond what they’ve seen on TV.”
Watch it below. It gets progressively more interesting, trust me. (The Stonewall section is my fave).