Of all the drag queens in all the world Katie loves Trixie Mattel the most and in this episode you’ll hear a ton of reasons why you should be enthusiastic about her too. This includes her insane work ethic, how funny she is and of course her long-standing partnership with Katia.
This incredible stage show had 25 men performing as women and one woman MC dressed as a man. It started in 1939 and made drag mainstream with high production values and incredibly talented performers.
But most of all: Meet Stormé DeLarverie, MC of the revue and the butch lesbian whose scuffle with police was the spark that ignited the Stonewall riots. The word badass doesn’t even begin to cover her.
- Why the “Mr.” in front of the performers’ names was SO important
- The Stonewall Rebellion
- How men wearing women’s clothes will surely lead to the downfall of western civilization
- The dogs’ secret plan to take over the world
In the Moment Of Meta, Alex once again stans Swedish statistician Hans Rosling’s work on compiling data that shows that the world is getting better in many ways and uses Rosling’s work to quiz Katie.
Drag is not just men dressing as women – it’s a playful and enthusiastic art form that messes with our preconceived notions of gender and identity.
Katie – who is about to do drag herself for the first time – shares the history of drag, the most iconic performances and which seasons of RuPaul’s drag race to avoid.
BTWs include best drag names, backronyms and why there is nothing more fake than reality TV.
The moment of meta
In the moment of meta Alex proposes a new enthusiandment: It’s OK to be enthusiastic about something that is flawed.