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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This is recent history, based on the shows from to When they said life is a cabaret, they clearly meant the Hardcoverpages.
Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. Rupp and Verta Taylor. They also consider how the queens create a space that encourages camaraderie and acceptance among everyday people, no matter what their sexual preferences might be.
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And cabart the story of the Girls, it is an analysis of what makes a cultural performance such as drag serve as a form of social protest. They offer a penetrating glimpse into the lives of the Girls, the troupe of queens who perform nightly at the Cabaret for tourists and locals.
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Contents What Makes a Man a Man? Return to Book Page. Rupp and Taylor rely upon interviews with the drag queens and focus group research with audience members to provide the “thick descriptions” of the scene. 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.
When the lights finally go down, statuesque Rupp and Verta Taylor take us on an entertaining tour through one of America’s most overlooked subcultures: We learn how they became qieens queens: We then follow the drag queens into the cabaret, exploring their conditions of work—how hard they work for the money—and the complex labor that lies behind the shows.
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The sheer pleasure of attending the drag shows at the Cabaret in Key West Florida comes across forcefully in this eminently readable account of one drag queen world.
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RuppVerta A. 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, cabarret, 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.
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