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15th Sep '16 8:45:39 PM Angeldeb82
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Drag queens on TV are usually sharp-tongued and witty, matching the stage personas of real-life professional stage performers. They may provide the main character with world-weary advice or help put forward (ironically) a "just be yourself" [[AnAesop Aesop]].

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Drag queens on TV are usually sharp-tongued and witty, matching the stage personas of real-life professional stage performers. They may provide the main character with world-weary advice or help put forward (ironically) a "just be yourself" [[AnAesop Aesop]].
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A few drag performers also happen to be [[{{Transsexual}} transgender]], but one doesn't indicate the other. Those who are will still ham it up in their performances. Opinions vary as to whether or not trans women should count as drag queens (some drag pageants ban them if they've had hormone therapy or surgery), but as ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' contestant Monica Beverly Hillz put it, "Trans is who I am, drag is what I do." However, many queens who aren't trans may still identify as genderqueer or agender, so one shouldn't assume it's either-or.

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A few drag performers also happen to be [[{{Transsexual}} transgender]], {{trans|sexual}}gender, but one doesn't indicate the other. Those who are will still ham it up in their performances. Opinions vary as to whether or not trans women should count as drag queens (some drag pageants ban them if they've had hormone therapy or surgery), but as ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' contestant Monica Beverly Hillz put it, "Trans is who I am, drag is what I do." However, many queens who aren't trans may still identify as genderqueer or agender, so one shouldn't assume it's either-or.



* The Arrancar Charlotte Chuhlhourne of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', who faces off against resident [[{{Bishounen}} pretty boy]] Shinigami Yumichika Ayasegawa. He also cranks the drag factor up to eleven with [[http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t280/Warugaki88/13.jpg?t=1217052133 eye-searing]] [[http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/bagabondo/bleach/?action=view¤t=bleachchap321p2.jpg results]]. He fires ''heart-shaped'' Ceros/Doom Blasts.

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* The Arrancar Charlotte Chuhlhourne of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', who faces off against resident [[{{Bishounen}} [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]] Shinigami Yumichika Ayasegawa. He also cranks the drag factor up to eleven with [[http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t280/Warugaki88/13.jpg?t=1217052133 eye-searing]] [[http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/bagabondo/bleach/?action=view¤t=bleachchap321p2.jpg results]]. He fires ''heart-shaped'' Ceros/Doom Blasts.



* The comic response to the above, ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'', starring Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/WesleySnipes, and Creator/JohnLeguizamo. Leguizamo is a comedy actor, but the other two are PlayingAgainstType so hard that the roles are arguably [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOAs]].

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* The comic response to the above, ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'', starring Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/WesleySnipes, and Creator/JohnLeguizamo. Leguizamo is a comedy actor, but the other two are PlayingAgainstType so hard that the roles are arguably [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome CMOAs]].



* Feodor Basmanov in ''Film/IvanTheTerrible'', doubling up as a VillainousCrossdresser.

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* Feodor Basmanov in ''Film/IvanTheTerrible'', doubling up as a VillainousCrossdresser.CreepyCrossdresser.



* In ''Film/VictorVictoria'', Julie Andrews plays a woman who dresses as a man who dresses as a woman, making her a [[RecursiveCrossdressing recursive]] drag king/queen.

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* In ''Film/VictorVictoria'', Julie Andrews plays a woman who dresses as a man who dresses as a woman, making her a [[RecursiveCrossdressing recursive]] {{recursive|Crossdressing}} drag king/queen.



* Adrian in Creator/CheriePriest's {{Literature/Bloodshot}} is a drag queen with the stage name Sister Rose. He also happens to be an [[RetiredBadAss ex-Navy Seal]]. The main character [[FemaleGaze talks about how attractive he is in and out of drag]].

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* Adrian in Creator/CheriePriest's {{Literature/Bloodshot}} is a drag queen with the stage name Sister Rose. He also happens to be an [[RetiredBadAss [[RetiredBadass ex-Navy Seal]]. The main character [[FemaleGaze talks about how attractive he is in and out of drag]].



* RuPaulsDragRace, honey.

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* RuPaulsDragRace, Series/RuPaulsDragRace, honey.



* Parodied in ''Series/{{Metrosexuality}}'' where the LocalHangout's bouncer is a tall, imposing and massively built ScaryBlackMan ([=DeObia Oparei=]) who speaks in a very deep [[BadassBaritone baritone]] register, despite wearing incredibly flashy colours and feathers.

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* Parodied in ''Series/{{Metrosexuality}}'' where the LocalHangout's bouncer is a tall, imposing and massively built ScaryBlackMan ([=DeObia Oparei=]) who speaks in a very deep [[BadassBaritone baritone]] {{ba|dassBaritone}}ritone register, despite wearing incredibly flashy colours and feathers.



* ''VideoGame/SoulHackers'' features Drag Queen as recruitable de{{mons}}. Of note is that these drag queens were so devoted that they became zombies after dying.

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* ''VideoGame/SoulHackers'' features Drag Queen as recruitable de{{mons}}.de{{mon}}s. Of note is that these drag queens were so devoted that they became zombies after dying.



* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' supporting character Squigley dresses up as "[[SarahPalin Sarah Piglin]]" in a number of strips, usually for political satire.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' supporting character Squigley dresses up as "[[SarahPalin Sarah Piglin]]" "{{Sarah P|alin}}iglin" in a number of strips, usually for political satire.



* Verka Serduchka, the Drag personality of Ukranian singer Andriy Mykhailovych Danylko finished second in the [[EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]] 2007 contest. He is also a very popular singer in both Russia and Ukraine and successfully performed as a stand-up comedian. Note that he is heterosexual.
* Comedian EddieIzzard has performed in drag for almost his entire stand-up career.

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* Verka Serduchka, the Drag personality of Ukranian singer Andriy Mykhailovych Danylko finished second in the [[EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]] {{Eurovision|SongContest}} 2007 contest. He is also a very popular singer in both Russia and Ukraine and successfully performed as a stand-up comedian. Note that he is heterosexual.
* Comedian EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard has performed in drag for almost his entire stand-up career.



** Music/DavidBowie famously wore a dress on the cover of 1970's ''Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld'', and later combined this with ActingForTwo in the video "Boys Keep Swinging" (1979) -- all three of his [[Main/SelfBackingVocalist backup singers]] are him in drag, and the instrumental finish of the song is used to underscore a FashionShow that gives each one a turn on the catwalk.

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** Music/DavidBowie famously wore a dress on the cover of 1970's ''Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld'', and later combined this with ActingForTwo in the video "Boys Keep Swinging" (1979) -- all three of his [[Main/SelfBackingVocalist [[SelfBackingVocalist backup singers]] are him in drag, and the instrumental finish of the song is used to underscore a FashionShow that gives each one a turn on the catwalk.
20th Aug '16 6:45:04 AM Robergestudios
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* Appears in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', which is somewhat fitting for a game named after sex chromosomes. The pink PlagueDoctor bird Pokemon Spritzee's evolved form, Aromatisse, resembles Divine, maybe as a ShoutOut to the Creator/JohnWaters film ''Film/PinkFlamingos''.

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* Appears A Pokemon in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' seems to be a parody of this, which is somewhat fitting for a game named after sex chromosomes. The pink PlagueDoctor bird Pokemon Spritzee's evolved form, Aromatisse, resembles Divine, maybe as a ShoutOut to the Creator/JohnWaters film ''Film/PinkFlamingos''.
17th Jun '16 8:29:58 PM DesertDragon
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* Creator/{{RuPaul}}



* Creator/{{RuPaul}}
17th Jun '16 4:46:07 PM DesertDragon
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There are many heterosexual men who "drag up" to play characters. One such man is Barry Humphries, who appears as TV presenter Dame Edna Everage in both the United Kingdom and Australia. They're generally included with drag queens if the character forms the basis of their act, though some might argue a distinction between comedic crossdressers who perform for general audiences, and drag queens who cater to GLBT+ culture.

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There are many heterosexual men who "drag up" to play characters. One such man is Barry Humphries, who appears as TV presenter Dame Edna Everage in both the United Kingdom and Australia. They're generally included with drag queens if the character forms the basis of their act, though some might argue a distinction between comedic crossdressers who perform for general audiences, and drag queens who cater to GLBT+ queer culture.
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* {{RuPaul}} Andre Charles is the most famous drag queen in American media. His [=RuPaul=] persona became famous in TheNineties for being very approachable...if [[ScaryBlackMan scarily tall]], standing at 6'4 ''before'' factoring in the platform heels and big hair. She has released albums and hosted talk shows, and has lately been in the spotlight for the reality show ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', [[XMeetsY essentially]] ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' meets ''Series/ProjectRunway'' meets ''Series/AmericanIdol''...with gender-bending.

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* {{RuPaul}} Creator/{{RuPaul}} Andre Charles is the most famous drag queen in American media. His [=RuPaul=] persona became famous in TheNineties for being very approachable...if [[ScaryBlackMan scarily tall]], standing at 6'4 ''before'' factoring in the platform heels and big hair. She has released albums and hosted talk shows, and has lately been in the spotlight for the reality show ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', [[XMeetsY essentially]] ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' meets ''Series/ProjectRunway'' meets ''Series/AmericanIdol''...with gender-bending.
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* [=RuPaul=] Andre Charles is the most famous drag queen in American media. His [=RuPaul=] persona became famous in TheNineties for being very approachable...if [[ScaryBlackMan scarily tall]], standing at 6'4 ''before'' factoring in the platform heels and big hair. She has released albums and hosted talk shows, and has lately been in the spotlight for the reality show ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', [[XMeetsY essentially]] ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' meets ''Series/ProjectRunway'' meets ''Series/AmericanIdol''...with gender-bending.

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* [=RuPaul=] {{RuPaul}} Andre Charles is the most famous drag queen in American media. His [=RuPaul=] persona became famous in TheNineties for being very approachable...if [[ScaryBlackMan scarily tall]], standing at 6'4 ''before'' factoring in the platform heels and big hair. She has released albums and hosted talk shows, and has lately been in the spotlight for the reality show ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', [[XMeetsY essentially]] ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' meets ''Series/ProjectRunway'' meets ''Series/AmericanIdol''...with gender-bending.
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