Sunday, May 28, 2017

When You're Sasha Velour, Drag Is More Than Lipstick and Liza



"Drag queens are basically real-world comic book heroes. Both take on new names and identities, with flashy costumes to match, face marginalization for being exceptional, and turn this potential source of exclusion into a source of power. It makes sense that Sasha Velour, the drag persona of Brooklyn-based artist Sasha Steinberg, who's currently starring on this season of RuPaul's Drag Race, first began life as a comic book character...

"(...) Sasha Velour didn't leap directly from the pages of comics and onto TV screens. Before her time on the show, she was a star in Brooklyn's drag scene, a community that embraces a definition of drag that spans far beyond female impersonation..." Read the article: When You're Sasha Velour, Drag Is More Than Lipstick and Liza by Gabrielle Bruney, Creators / VICE


Sasha Velour & Shea Couleé on VH1
TV show RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 9