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Behind the Aegis

(54,365 posts)
41. 2 things
Mon Dec 23, 2013, 11:51 PM
Dec 2013

First, I owe you apology. I used "prejudice" when I should have used "biased." Though 'prejudice' could fit, it is a loaded word and it didn't convey what I was trying to say. That's what I get for having multiple windows open (I was reading some pretty anti-Semitic shit and getting madder by the minute, then I wrote the reply to you). I was also a bit peeved because I have been involved in the drag community for over 20 years, not that you would know this, but having someone who has had casual experience with that community tell me what it is and isn't was insulting, but you can't be held responsible for information you didn't have.

Second, you pretty much distinguished why the "Prancing Elites" are not drag queens. While their clothes are not masculine (in that pic, at least; as I said in other posts, they have a variety of costumes, including pants and t-shirts), their act is not reliant on their dressing in that manner. Their talent is dancing. A drag queen is known for dressing as a woman, with all the trimmings, and preforming as a woman. While they may be able to dance and sing (though usually lip sync), the overall concept is that they look like a woman. The PE are all about the dancing; the outfits, outlandish as they may be, are nothing more than dressing. If it were reverse, drag queens they would be.

Anyway, have a happy holiday season.

Love it! F*ck the haters! fleur-de-lisa Dec 2013 #1
k&r... spanone Dec 2013 #2
One mom they interviewed was "shocked." MineralMan Dec 2013 #3
My thoughts exactly newcriminal Dec 2013 #30
The duck dynasty Mom using her children as a shield to hide her prejudice is appalling. warrant46 Dec 2013 #35
Well, things do seem to be getting better. At least the overwhelming negative response didn't Zorra Dec 2013 #4
And they were certainly the best act in the parade Laughing Mirror Dec 2013 #5
Completely Awesome jberryhill Dec 2013 #6
The irony continues with the ad on the rawstory page... pacalo Dec 2013 #7
Oh my progressoid Dec 2013 #8
Awesome! Fuck the haters! Vashta Nerada Dec 2013 #9
one small town at a time -- dancing Drag Queens will take over the world xchrom Dec 2013 #10
Nothing more fun than dancing drag queens! valerief Dec 2013 #12
woot woot!!! secondwind Dec 2013 #16
I'm glad the haters didn't physically abuse the dancers. nt valerief Dec 2013 #11
they look strong and muscular, more so than typical drag artists Liberal_in_LA Dec 2013 #20
And, unlike drag performers.... Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #22
agreed. i watched a few of their performances on youtube Liberal_in_LA Dec 2013 #37
I hate it... pipi_k Dec 2013 #13
They are a fun bunch, but they are NOT drag queens. Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #14
Not drag queens? Android3.14 Dec 2013 #15
They don't dress up in women's clothes. Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #17
I was wondering about that, I didn't think the picture was accurate to Rex Dec 2013 #18
Well, I know one of them does do drag, but that isn't how. Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #19
Yes I noticed no wigs or makeup. Rex Dec 2013 #21
They have a red set, which includes pants and muscle t-shirts. Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #24
42 here. Rex Dec 2013 #25
Good luck to us both! Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #26
Oh yes you know it! Rex Dec 2013 #27
Those unitards are defintitely women's attire Android3.14 Dec 2013 #31
Well, I can speak as someone who is intimately aquainted with the drag world... Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #32
Mired in prejudice? Perhaps Android3.14 Dec 2013 #34
2 things Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #41
Happy Holidays to you as well Android3.14 Dec 2013 #42
Quite possibly my favorite DU thread headline of all time. redwitch Dec 2013 #23
Good to see the non-bigots kicking ass in the comments (on the Fox site)! nomorenomore08 Dec 2013 #28
Umm, don't care if it's gonna be called drag or what, it's just so fuckin FUNNY. toby jo Dec 2013 #29
Ha ha ha!!! Love it!!!! Initech Dec 2013 #33
Guess you didn't do your homework Bubba Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2013 #36
Love the horrified mother in the news clip MadrasT Dec 2013 #38
Lucy Van Pelt would not care for this, either. Kurovski Dec 2013 #39
That's great, Quantess Dec 2013 #40
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