Tuesday , 21 January 2020

Tag Archives: drag

You can trust me; I’ve done drag – a response to Everett

everett

  I have a confession to make. I have a problem with Rupert Everett. Usually I have to pause for a moment while I remember that he is NOT Richard E Grant. He was NOT in Withnail and I. It’s not something that I lie awake at night and worry about; God knows I have enough problems, and none of ...

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Tour Rocks Glasgow

RuPaul

  Eight queens (including Michelle Visage) rocked Glasgow’s O2 ABC last week in Ru Paul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Extravaganza Tour. The tour sees host, Michelle Visage and contestants from the hit US television show Ru Paul’s Drag Race perform on the world stage, making the art of drag known. The show was anything but a drag, everything ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – she is

Priscilla www.priscillathemusical.com

  Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the 1994 hit movie of the same name, comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse. Its simple, feel good plot – two drag queens and a transsexual riding a big pink bus through the Australian bush – oozes flamboyant charm. The show is a camp riot through the wilderness, with a lot of heart. ...

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Drag queen employed as hotel concierge for Pride Glasgow

Anna Phylactic

A Glasgow hotel will be employing a drag queen concierge this weekend to coincide with the city’s hosting its annual Pride event. Anna Phylactic, a popular drag artist from Manchester, will be welcoming guests at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on Saturday and Sunday. Anna, who runs Manchester’s Cha Cha Boudoir with sister Cheddar Gorgeous has been working at various Marriott ...

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Sometimes I’m ashamed, not proud of the Queer community

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There has been a little local difficulty in Glasgow. You might have heard about it. Glasgow Pride was deemed too commercial after it started charging people in 2014 so a group calling themselves “Free Pride” have set up their own event this year intending to be, well, free, inclusive and welcoming as well as more political. Sounds great. But Free ...

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Charlie Hides asks: Glasgow Free pride an acute case of “KneeJerkitis”?

Charlie Hides

We catch up with Charlie Hide who just launched a video posing some questions for Free Pride organisers who said they wanted to ban drag artists from their event (see below). For all those those who have been on planet Uranus for the past decade, Charlie Hides is a celebrity impersonator, stand up comedian, Royal Television Society Award and has ...

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Opinion: Glasgow Prides War or Isn’t Pride a drag?

Glasgow Pride War

“To drag or not to drag; that is the question . . . oops, a moment . . . to black-face or not black-face; that is the question . . . JINGS! . . . what was the question?” The Swan of Avon would wonder what in hell the problem was. There was no issue for Shakespeare. Boys and young ...

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Opinion: Glasgow Free Pride – a terrible muddle?

Glasgow Pride War

“Free Pride” have gotten themselves into a terrible muddle and attracted a lot of negative publicity both in Scotland and internationally for a wrong-headed and unnecessary decision to ban drag acts from their activities around Glasgow Pride.  It is a true muddle as their position has not been properly thought through and was meant to be secret so it has emerged ...

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Glasgow Prides’ Drag War

Glasgow Pride War

A war of words has broken out in Glasgow, after a Pride event announced it is considering banning drag performers on the basis that they may offend some members of the trans community. Free Pride Glasgow, whose primary aim is to challenge what is sees as a growing commercialisation of Pride, is planning to host a free of charge alternative ...

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Hilariously entertaining Nancy Clench in Downright Dirty

Nancy Clench - Iain McGuinness

Nancy Clench is most definitely downright dirty while she naughtily, yet playfully draws with her audience into her guilty shenanigans– and her show is all the merrier for it as she takes you on a journey around her life – mostly her sex life, and at times the sex life of her audience. She has an exceedingly sweet and cheery ...

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