Men performing as women was mandated in early theater. Women were not allowed to perform on stage. In England, the first recorded appearance of a woman on the professional stage in an English troop did not occur till the year 1660.
Often, they will exaggerate certain characteristics such as make-up and eyelashes for comic, dramatic, or satirical effect. While drag is very much associated with gay culture, there are drag artists of all sexualities and gender identities.
The etymology of the term “drag queen” is disputed. The term drag queen occurred in Polari, a subset of English slang that was popular in some gay communities in the early part of the 20th century. A folk etymology is that drag is an acronym of “Dressed Resembling A Girl” in description of male theatrical transvestism.
As a form of art, much work and creativity is put into transforming into a drag queen.
Photographs 150×100, ltd. ed. of 10 (2017)
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