The Girls Talk about Drag Queens at the Cabaret. Show all authors. Leila J. Rupp. Leila J. Rupp · See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar. Drag Queens at the Cabaret. By Leila J. Rupp an. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Pp. Many a reader of an academic book will rush to the. PDF | On Feb 1, , Leila J. Rupp and others published The Girls Talk about Drag Queens at the Cabaret.

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In what follows, Rupp and Taylor provide detailed accounts of the individual drag queens at thepaying careful attention to their different perspectives on life, love, gender, romance, race, class, money, and sex; and they embed the information about the queens within brief but helpful sketches of the economy of Key West, the history of drag queen culture, and the relations between drag scenes and social movements.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. University of Chicago Press, Kay rated it really liked it May 13, Gender and Sexuality Literature and Literary Criticism: They also consider how the queens create a space that encourages camaraderie and acceptance among everyday people, no matter what cabwret sexual preferences might be.

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Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. Scholarly, well-informed, and filled with fascinating people and their stories—the drag queens in their double lives as well wueens those who associate with them—the book is utterly entertaining. We then move on to the drag queens in their social context, exploring the history of Key West and its diverse population, the place of drag queens in the community as both celebrities and freaks, and the role they play in community events and benefits.


When the lights finally go down, statuesque blonds and stunning brunettes sporting black leather miniskirts, stiletto heels, and see-through lingerie take the stage. University of Chicago PressMay 15, – Psychology – pages.

We see them onstage, performing protest, interacting with the audience, and being political. Feminism, Self-Help, and Postpartum Depression.

Many a reader of an academic book will rush to the acknowledgments to find out who was thanked and who was not, who knows whom, who offered support, who read drafts and who performed heroic tue of research, who survived the project and who was left behind. MyersDaniel M.

Valerie Bugni rated it really liked it Feb 16, View freely available titles: Literature and Literary Criticism: In this lively book, Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor. The girls have been outside on the sidewalk all evening, seducing passersby into coming in for the show.

The evening begins with getting dressed for the show.

In the dressing room, we meet the cast of characters and learn their methods of transforming their gay male bodies into something else—sometimes beautiful women, sometimes comic characters. With Respect to Sex Gayatri Reddy. The authors claim early on that the time is right for an “in-depth exploration of the world of drag queens” 2 and bill their book as a kind of update of Esther Newton’s classic study, Mother Camp.


Thinking about Drag as Social Protest Appendix: Edi rated it really liked it Nov 20, Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and wueens science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Dra club itself is packed tonight and smoke has filled the room. Tristan Bridges rated it really liked it Mar 03, In the cheeky photo reproduced on the back book flap, Leila J. General Criticism and Critical Theory.

Drag Queens at the Cabaret by Leila J. Rupp

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Melanie Spear rated it it was amazing Apr 13, In this lively book, Leila J. Rupp and Taylor argue that their performances question the meaning of gender and sexuality as we normally understand them.

Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret

They admit that their focus groups were not terribly well attended and note that those who [End Page ] did attend were disproportionately upper or upper middle class and highly educated; the groups were mostly white, and nearly half of the participants were gay or bisexual men. She is the author of many books, including A Desired Past: To ask other readers questions about Drag Queens at the Cabaretplease sign up. En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind” blares on the house stereo.