Episode 3: The Rise of Alternative Drag... 50 Years Ago


With the success of Dragula, a lot of new followers have developed for the world of alternative drag. But alternative drag already pierced the mainstream decades before. In today’s episode we take a look at the 1960s and 70s at how the counterculture changed drag forever and introduced some of its wildest monsters and most outrageous and successful artists who used drag. Music, theater, film, photography, and even mime influenced and were influenced by drag at this time and these uses aaltered the way drag functioned forever. So come along as we look at everything from The Cockettes’ commune life and bearded drag queens, Sylvester’s takeover of the music world, and so much more!

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