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DWW25921's avatar

Anyone have a beef with drag queens?

Asked by DWW25921 (5820 points ) December 11th, 2013

A dear friend of mine I used to hang out with has let a few things go. I saw a picture recently and my jaw dropped…

If it’s to much makeup for a woman than it’ll be to much makeup for you too. Think before you add. Less is more.

For heavens sake, a plaid handbag with neon shoes? Were you raised in a barn? Accessories should match!

Lastly, if you’re uncomfortable than don’t tuck! Just wear a longer skirt with a hip pack to curb awkward moments.

Keep in mind, most people don’t care how you dress. However, some awkward stares are self inflicted! Do it right!

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ucme's avatar

Only when they wear mini skirts, don’t wanna see your “beef” dude!

poisonedantidote's avatar

I thought drag queens were supposed to be over the top with makeup and what not.

tom_g's avatar

You should start a business that offers fashion consulting for drag queens.

DWW25921's avatar

@poisonedantidote If there is a performance or a gig than sure, the rules change. Who does that to go out to the mall or daily life?

SecondHandStoke's avatar

I do not.

My feminist wife sees the whole thing as a mockery of women.

Oh jeez…

DWW25921's avatar

@SecondHandStoke I can assure you that’s not the case.

janbb's avatar

Some of my best friends are drag queens – or at least one of them.

DWW25921's avatar

@janbb I have to say “them” only because I haven’t done it in years. I’ve taken a different path. But I do find them to be a lot of fun to hang out with. I just think my own personal experience tells me that people tend to judge a person a lot less if they make more of an attempt to look nice and not overdo the look.

Seek's avatar

You may be confusing drag queens with transvestites.

Shoes and purses do not need to match. In fact, the whole “accessories should match” thing is pretty much passé.

No one should ever, ever wear a hip pack. The only exception is if you are at an amusement park intending to ride a roller coaster, and there is no one available to hold your stuff for you. Even then, invest in a pair of cargo pants with a zip pocket. There’s really no reason to bring inside anything more than your phone, your ID, and some cash or a credit card.

rojo's avatar

Is this one of the double-entendre questions?

SecondHandStoke's avatar


I don’t need assuring. I’m confident in my own feelings on the matter.

She doesn’t tell me how she feels about my past Goth mode crossdressing and I think I don’t care to know.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Not I, I enjoy them quite a bit actually.

I agree that some get over-the-top with makeup but subtlety is not necessarily the rule for drag queens. Plus I hear it’s hard finding gowns and heels for a larger figure, they have to make an effort to find everything.

True story, one of my gay friends had a gal who was a drag queen on weekends and they ended up breaking up because Charlie had spent over $10k on gowns out of a mutual account.

DWW25921's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr So… I was the tacky one back in the day? Crap… I went for comfort and maybe my views aren’t mainstream. Are my views ever mainstream?

@rojo It can be…

rojo's avatar

I have a question.

Are there drag kings? You know, women who don’t wear makeup, pluck eyebrows, shave their legs, pits and upper lip but speak in deep commanding voices and dress like lumberjacks maybe?

not pointing any fingers here, just askin’!

DWW25921's avatar

@rojo Probably, but being in the possession of plumbing would negate my acceptance into that world.

SecondHandStoke's avatar


Of course there are.

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