13 May 2012 @ 10:48 pm

Welcome to this section of my blog where I obsessed over drag queens and androgynous male models. (I'm trying to keep up with this 100 things, I really really do.)

Under the cut! )
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03 May 2012 @ 02:14 pm
Okay initially I wanted to write about this only after I explained my obsession towards other reality tv shows and or gay culture in general just so it makes more sense, but now I just really have to talk about this. This is going to be a more personal blog entry compared to other inspiration posts I've done.

RuPaul's Drag Race is a reality tv show in which American famous drag performer RuPaul is searching for the next drag superstar. Simply put, it's just another reality tv show, but with drag queens, of course, complete with sequins and high heels, sass and wits, make-up and wigs, and more.

It's a fun, silly, campy show created to mock reality tv show platform, but what makes this inspirational for me is how they show the side of drag that we(I)'ve never seen before; the creative process, the art of drag. I will have to be honest here, in this religious country I live in, LGBT related issues are still a very sensitive topic to talk about. Needless to say, there is no such thing as drag or gay culture. Guys who dress as girls are considered shemales no matter how they identify themselves (there are not a lot of terms to choose from like crossdresser, drag queen, transsexual). I'm not sure what word would be appropriate to use as a translation as the word in Indonesian is often used in a condesending way, and we don't have a lot of vocabulary on that topic. The image of a tranny here is very, can I say VERY, negative. Like, most of them are cheap prostitutes who stand on their spot in the night waiting to be picked up. And most are doing 'street entertainment' during the day asking for money from people in the cars that stopped by the traffic light. And when I say 'street entertainment' it's definitely not the good kind. There are though, a very few noted drag performers on mainstream television.

shantay you stay )
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Andrej, Sharon and Tommy at NewNowNext Awards 2012 :D

Andrej won Beyond Style award! Yaaay! )
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