Drag kingDrag kings
are female bodied persons who either
- temporarily attempt to pass as men, usually off-stage, or
- perfom male characters in often ostentatious mens' clothes on stage, often with hilariously exaggerated macho attitudes, or
- show and/or perform a mixture of male and female characteristics, both on and off stage. This is also called gender-bending.
Drag Kings should not just be seen as female equivalents of drag queens, because the term covers a much wider field of gender perfomance. Gender identity
among Drag Kings
is far more varied, too.
Drag Kings are largely a phenomenon of lesbian culture, although increasingly more Drag Kings become part of the Drag King sub-culture without being part of the lesbian sub-culture. They are only recently coming to fame or spotlight that Drag Queens have known for years.
to be continued