What other art form has wielded as unique an influence on pop culture as drag? Frank DeCaro‘s new book Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business Drag proposes to answer that question. These artists are now the Queens of mainstream entertainment. (Look who’s getting their own Oprah-style daytime talk show…?)
DeCaro posted on Facebook,
“That’s the gorgeous Tempest DuJour on the cover!!! And the book is now a hundred pages longer… More pages! More girls! More glitter!”
The books own promo says,
Through informative and witty essays chronicling over 100 years of drag, readers will embark on a Priscilla-like journey through pop culture, from television shows like The Milton Berle Show, Bosom Buddies, and RuPaul’s Drag Race, films like Some Like It Hot, To Wong Foo…, and Tootsie, and Broadway shows like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Cage aux Folles, and Kinky Boots.
Drag features contributions from today’s most groundbreaking and popular artists, including Bianca del Rio, Miss Coco Peru, Hedda Lettuce, Lypsinka, and Varla Jean Merman, as well as notable performers as Harvey Fierstein and Charles Busch…. more than 100 photos –many from performers’ personal collections, and a comprehensive timeline of drag ‘herstory.'”
From Bugs to Lady Bunny to Lypsinka on the back cover, this looks like a must-have! With a foreword by none other than Bruce Villanch, you can pre-order the book on Amazon here. It’s out now.
Frank will be at RuPaul’s Drag Con to go through the HerStory of Drag on a panel with Miss Coco Peru, Leslie Jordan, Drew Droege and WOW’s own James St. James. This is going to be good! Get your tickets, kids, and you can get Frank to sign a copy! Get two, one for you and one for your best Judy!