We've all had our moments of discontent with beauty procedures.
Author: Shannon Taylor
Category: Health & Fitness
We've all had our moments of discontent with beauty procedures. As women, we've learned secrets from our girlfriends, mothers and sisters. On occasion, we've experimented on our own to learn the tricks to beauty success. I'm sure every woman has funny stories to share about their trials and tribulations with beauty. I've learned secrets from beauty pageant contestants, strippers and drag queens. I've enveloped myself in duct tape, argued with my father over jewelry and plucked more hair on my body than anyone should ever pluck. Each beauty tip has a humorous story that will make you laugh and you might just learn something new.
To become a professional, a drag queen must achieve a certain degree of exposure, usually by working without pay or by winning beauty pageants. A professional drag queen must prove that she is sufficiently flawless (or sickening in more ...
Author: Rusty Barrett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book examines gendered language use in six gay male subcultures: drag queens, radical faeries, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and leathermen. Within each subculture, unique patterns of language use challenge normative assumptions about gender and sexual identity. Rusty Barrett's analyses of these subcultures emphasize the ways in which gay male constructions of gender are intimately linked to other forms of social difference. In From Drag Queens to Leathermen, Barrett presents an extension of his earlier work among African American drag queens in the 1990s, emphasizing the intersections of race and class in the construction of gender. An analysis of sacred music among radical faeries considers the ways in which expressions of gender are embedded in a broader neo-pagan religious identity. The formation of bear as an identity category (for heavyset and hairy men) in the late 1980s involves the appropriation of linguistic stereotypes of rural Southern masculinity. Among regular attendees of circuit parties, language serves to differentiate gay and straight forms of masculinity. In the early 2000s, barebackers (gay men who eschew condoms) used language to position themselves as rational risk takers with an innate desire for semen. For participants in the International Mr. Leather contest, a disciplined, militaristic masculinity links expressions of patriotism with BDSM sexual practice. In all of these groups, the construction of gendered identity involves combining linguistic forms that would usually not co-occur. These unexpected combinations serve as the foundation for the emergence of unique subcultural expressions of gay male identity, explicated at length in this book.
And then one of the drag queens came back and said, “I wish I could do ... This sensibility can be seen in the descriptions of the early Miss'd America Pageant, as the originals describe: HRH: It was very local, but it was always very ...
Author: Laurie Greene
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
The Miss America pageant has been held in Atlantic City for the past hundred years, helping to promote the city as a tourist destination. But just a few streets away, the city hosts a smaller event that, in its own way, is equally vital to the local community: the Miss’d America drag pageant. Drag Queens and Beauty Queens presents a vivid ethnography of the Miss’d America pageant and the gay neighborhood from which it emerged in the early 1990s as a moment of campy celebration in the midst of the AIDS crisis. It examines how the pageant strengthened community bonds and activism, as well as how it has changed now that Rupaul’s Drag Race has brought many of its practices into the cultural mainstream. Comparing the Miss’d America pageant with its glitzy cisgender big sister, anthropologist Laurie Greene discovers how the two pageants have influenced each other in unexpected ways. Drag Queens and Beauty Queens deepens our understanding of how femininity is performed at pageants, exploring the various ways that both the Miss’d America and Miss America pageants have negotiated between embracing and critiquing traditional gender roles. Ultimately, it celebrates the rich tradition of drag performance and the community it engenders.
In fact, one Miss America 2002 contestant turned to her drag queen friend for pointers in perfecting her presentation. Following his expert advice, she finished in the top fifteen. Similarities between stripping and beauty contests ...
Author: B. Foley
Using the tools of performance studies, gender theory, and cultural history, Brenda Foley explores the striking similarities between beauty pageantry and striptease. For example, women in both project a 'normal' femininity and adhere to a strict hierarchy (Miss America contestants look down upon Miss Universe contestants, while theatrical 'burlesque artists' saw themselves as far above mere carnival strippers). Undressed for Success collects extensive primary source research - newspapers, journals, trade publications, photography collections, press releases, memoirs, and interviews with both strippers and pageant contestants - and employs a wide array of gender, feminist, and performance theory to analyze them.
But pageants like the Miss Coney Island pageant, World Famous *BOB*'s Coney Island Queen of Drag, and Bambi's Toddlers in Tiaras celebrate while poking fun at the absurdity and grotesquery of pageants. Lovegrove characterizes beauty ...
Author: Lynn Sally
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
The neo-burlesque movement seeks to restore a sense of glamour, theatricality, and humor to striptease. Neo-burlesque performers strut their stuff in front of audiences that appreciate their playful brand of pro-sex, often gender-bending, feminism. Performance studies scholar and acclaimed burlesque artist Lynn Sally offers an inside look at the history, culture, and philosophy of New York’s neo-burlesque scene. Revealing how twenty-first century neo-burlesque is in constant dialogue with the classic burlesque of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, she considers how today’s performers use camp to comment on preconceived notions of femininity. She also explores how the striptease performer directs the audience’s gaze, putting on layers of meaning while taking off layers of clothing. Through detailed profiles of iconic neo-burlesque performers such as Dita Von Teese, Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz, and World Famous *BOB*, this book makes the case for understanding neo-burlesque as a new sexual revolution. Yet it also examines the broader community of “Pro-Am” performers who use neo-burlesque as a liberating vehicle for self-expression. Raising important questions about what feminism looks like, Neo-Burlesque celebrates a revolutionary performing art and participatory culture whose acts have political reverberations, both onstage and off.
Now in her 80s, Darcelle XV is the world's oldest drag queen performer. Programming beyond the nightly female impersonator performances include glamour pageants (as opposed to beauty) and male strippers. 208 NW 3rd Ave; ...
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
This book is your essential guide to getting to know the most interesting, rewarding and hip areas to stay in 50 cities around the world. Dive deep into an exciting new destination and discover the best little-known sights and things to do, plus the coolest places to eat, drink and shop to create unforgettable trips.
given night , you can be entertained by beefy male strippers , glamazon female strippers , drag contests and video ... In preparation , drag queens of all shapes and sizes tape it up , strap them on , stuff them in and tease it out ...
“Thinking Critically about Strip Club Research.” Sexualities 10(4): 501–17. ... Pure Beauty: Judging Race in Japanese American Beauty Pageants. ... “Turnabout: Gay Drag Queens and the Masculine Embodiment of the Feminine.
Author: John R. Hall
Category: Business & Economics
The Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary scholarship in sociology and related disciplines focused on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With sixty-five essays written by scholars from around the world, the book draws diverse approaches to cultural sociology into a dialogue that charts new pathways for research on culture in a global era. Contributing scholars address vital concerns that relate to classic questions as well as emergent issues in the study of culture. Topics include cultural and social theory, politics and the state, social stratification, community, aesthetics, lifestyle, and identity. In addition, the authors explore developments central to the constitution and reproduction of culture, such as power, technology, and the organization of work. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in diverse subfields within Sociology, as well as Cultural Studies, Media and Communication, and Postcolonial Theory.
The drag shows here tend to reflect local culture; for instance, during Carnival there's a special holiday beauty pageant followed by the crowning of “the Queen.” The owner, “Mother Picante,” emcees the floor show that includes Las ...
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
As the gateway to the Riviera Maya, Cancun is a thriving beach community and Mexico’s most popular tourist destination. Fodor's Cancun and the Riviera Maya ebook illustrates the best beaches, resorts, restaurants, and activities in the region, including Cozumel and the Yucatan. Expanded Coverage: Curated content for the Yucatan Peninsula as well as the best new hotels and restaurants have been added. This new edition also features expanded beach coverage, with "Best For" rankings that help travelers choose the perfect beach. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: It's easy to plan a vacation for any interest using the guide's Top Experiences and Great Itineraries sections; Best Beaches lists; maps that locate Cancun’s hottest nightclubs; and tips for families, weddings, and honeymoons.. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Cancun and the Riviera Maya offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. Tripadvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from Tripadvisor. Travelers can book their stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
The Queen , 1968 , displayed “ The Miss All - America Camp Beauty Pageant ” held at New York's Town Hall in 1967. The film featured Jack Doroshow as Flawless Sabrina . Brian Deacon was an Army deserter who masqueraded as a woman in ...
Author: F. Michael Moore
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Reviews male and female impersonation from Elizabethan theater to modern movies, focusing on the performers and their characters. Considers such aspects as the British tradition, Peter Pan, American vaudeville, drag as comedy, male impersonators of female movie stars. Highly illustrated in black and