Ep #05: Culturally Queer: Who gets to perform drag and why a deep 1st convo with Fauxnique

 

ABOUT THE EPISODE

This week’s guest and our conversation are decades in the making. From fangirling to the authenticity of drag (and finding one’s sense of it within drag) to Fauxnique’s identification of culturally queer to the hot-button topics of, Is drag misogynistic and Are female drag queens appropriating drag culture?, to TDSP’s 1st rapid-fire questions, this hour and a half WILL change your life and ideas of what drag is, but most importantly what drag could be. 

The performance of the feminine and the performance of drag is mine to embody as much as it is a man’s.Fauxnique 

“My kind of one sentence definition of my work is that I make work that always uses movement and usually uses drag to look at the performance of femininity as a powerful, vulnerable and subversive act.”— Fauxnique 

 

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TOPICS DISCUSSED (with all new timestamps!)

  • How our paths Crossed aka Faux Queen Pageant 2014 (2:20)
  • How i first heard/met Fauxnique (6:00)
  • Her upcoming book (7:35 + 63:58)
  • How she feels about success (9:13)
  • Discuss the idea/quote “you should never meet your mentors” (12:38)
  • Appreciation practice in her drag and her life (14:15)
  • Who Fauxnique is and her engagement of the term faux queen (16:20)
  • We discuss performing femininity and what the performance of drag is (20:18 + 23:35)
  • Being Culturally Queer and what does the term queer include (22:38)
  • The semantics of drag, the word tranny, and Fauxnique speaks on “Inclusive Terms” (27:56)
  • Is drag inheritably misogynistic (37:11)
  • Flamininity – new term i created to describe the “inity” a drag queen performs (38:46)
  • Her entry into drag (39:41)
  • We discuss Paris is Burning and the two articles written about it (42:15)**
  • Are “real” women appropriating gay male culture? (45:10)
  • What culturally queer means to Fauxnique (57:43)
  • Feminism (62:00)
  • Rapid Fire Q’s with Fauxnique (71:00)

Download a PDF of the complete Show Notes HERE 

** Get bell hooks’ Is Paris Burning? essay here

 

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ACTIONABLE ITEM

Get the entire picture. Read these critiques of Paris is Burning and come to your own conclusions about the film and share them in the comments below:

The Guardian: Burning Down the house: why the debate of over Paris is Burning rages on 

The Daily Dot: Why are LGBT people of color protesting the screening of this cult film classic?

AND DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD bell hooks’ critique Is Paris Burning here.

 

RESOURCES, PEEPS, AND THINGS MENTIONED

Drag University – THE online school of drag

#wearedrag YouTube channel

Devin Dame & Gage Gatlyn – Gatlyn Dame Group

Thank you Dana!!!!!

The Drag Show Podcast Patreon

Faux Queen Pageant

Brandi Amara Skyy’s first book: Faux Queens – Fauxing the Real  (no longer for sale)

Miss Piggy

John Waters

Krista Tippett

Justin Vivian Bond

TDSP Ep: 02 You’re Born Naked and the Rest is Drag RIGHT?!?! with Bea Dazzler

Tranny Shack

Ana Matronic

Feminist

Culturally Queer

Paris is Burning

Bell Hooks article Is Paris is Burning? Make sure you get your free download here.  

Judith Butler

Drag Queens

Faux Queens

Dragula

 

MORE FROM NAME OF GUEST

fauxnique.com

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MORE FROM BRANDI AMARA SKYY

Brandiamaraskyy.com

Brandi’s Instagram

The Craft of Drag: A werkbook for female drag queens, kings and queens, and anyone looking to get started in drag – Book

Drag University – ENROLLMENT OPEN NOW TILL MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2018!!!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Devin Dame & Gage Gatlyn – Gatlyn Dame Group

Thank you Dana!!!!!

AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! AND THANK YOU TO THE TDSP TEAM: JESSICA J’ADORE & NA’TALIA D BLACK!!!! 

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