Our resident drag demi-goddess, Mistress Maddie has regular posts on drag and I believe you must go and read them all. It was one of her posts that inspired this one: drag is as drag does. There's not ONE way to do drag: the artist makes the piece.
So I decided to do my research on one of the most distinctive drag queens that have been through RPDR: Sasha Velour. Sasha is a non-binary queen who is also a visual artist. Sasha does multi-media presentations that blend music and dance and intricate theatrical shows. Sasha is one of those queens whose drag may not be your suburban cup of tea: it's not female impersonation per se. I see it more as a feminine idea of performance. And I'm here for that.
You may or may not remember Sasha for an EPIC lip-synch of Whitney's So Emotional in a season finale of RPDR where she brought the house DOWN with her perfect mastery of tension and theatricality:
In case you have not seen the undiluted version, here you go:
So you see why I think it's so cool? Also, Sasha promotes a space called Nightgowns in which drag queens of all genders have a space to show their art and boy, is that a treat. So I invite you to watch the video and enjoy the theatrical -and subversive- aspect of drag. You see, there's a lot of work behind that effortless twirl or behind those beautiful faces beat for the gods. There's sweat and probably tears. But it really pays and is well worth watching.