Friday, November 19, 2010

Get (Royally Gender)fucked Tomorrow Night!

Posted By on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Wanna hang with royalty tomorrow night? Sure you do! We suggest you sashay on over to Webster University's Winifred Moore Auditorium at 8 p.m. and check out close-up look at drag culture in St. Louis. The flick, Royally Genderfucked, is directed by Miya Norfleet-Aiken and Sarah Williams and screens as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. It's a great movie, and the crowd is sure to be lots of fun.

Taking in this intimate peek into the world of St. Louis drag culture can't help but inspire viewers to consider investing in Ace bandages and prosthetic facial hair. The short documentary follows a half-dozen local dragsters, both kings and queens (men and women get equal time, which is refreshing), through their fabulous lives.

Viewers get to sit in backstage as penises are tucked, breasts are taped and fake cocks and balls are packed into pants. Of course, there's plenty of vamping to Lady Gaga onstage, too.

A particularly brilliant technique has the subjects out of drag and talking about why they perform on half a split screen while their onstage performances fill the other half. Some drag royals go for complete impersonation of the other gender, and some prefer the provocation of being not quite either.

"One of the things I like about drag is it has a tendency to fuck with people," one of the kings says. Hear, hear!

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