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The Resource Drag queens at the 801 Cabaret, Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor

Drag queens at the 801 Cabaret, Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor

Label
Drag queens at the 801 Cabaret
Title
Drag queens at the 801 Cabaret
Statement of responsibility
Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It's Saturday night in Key West and the Girlie Show is about to begin at the 801 Cabaret. The girls have been outside on the sidewalk all evening, seducing passersby into coming in for the show. The club itself is packed tonight and smoke has filled the room. When the lights finally go down, statuesque blonds and stunning brunettes sporting black leather miniskirts, stiletto heels, and see-through lingerie take the stage. En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" blares on the house stereo. The crowd roars in approval." "In this lively book, Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor take us on an entertaining tour through one of America's most overlooked subcultures: the world of the drag queen. They offer a penetrating glimpse into the lives of the 801 Girls, the troupe of queens who perform nightly at the 801 Cabaret for tourists and locals. Weaving together their fascinating life stories, their lavish costumes and eclectic music, their flamboyance and bitchiness, and their bawdy exchanges with one another and their audiences, the authors explore how drag queens smash the boundaries between gay and straight, man and woman, to make people think more deeply and realistically about sex and gender in America today. They also consider how the queens create a space that encourages camaraderie and acceptance among everyday people, no matter what their sexual preferences might be." "Based on countless interviews with more than a dozen drag queens, more than three years of attendance at their outrageous performances, and even the authors' participation in the shows themselves, Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret is a witty and poignant portrait of gay life and culture. When they said life is a cabaret, they clearly meant the 801"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rupp, Leila J.
Dewey number
  • 306.77
  • 792.028
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ77.2.U6
LC item number
R86 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Verta A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 801 Cabaret (Key West, Fla.)
  • Female impersonators
  • Sex role
  • Marginality, Social
  • Gay liberation movement
Label
Drag queens at the 801 Cabaret, Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "What makes a man a man?" -- "I'm beautiful, dammit!". Getting dressed ; Becoming drag queens ; Being a drag queen -- "Take Me or Leave Me". The conch republic ; On the street ; A plate of food and a drag show ; "The hero would be you" -- "Life is a cabaret". "She works hard for the money" ; Performing protest -- "We are family". "Crazy world" ; The 801 family -- "Free your mind". In a long tradition ; "We're not just lip-synching up here, we're changing lives" ; A night at the 801 ; Theoretical conclusions : thinking about drag as social protest
Control code
ocm50496368
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780226731582
Lccn
2002013751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50496368
Label
Drag queens at the 801 Cabaret, Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "What makes a man a man?" -- "I'm beautiful, dammit!". Getting dressed ; Becoming drag queens ; Being a drag queen -- "Take Me or Leave Me". The conch republic ; On the street ; A plate of food and a drag show ; "The hero would be you" -- "Life is a cabaret". "She works hard for the money" ; Performing protest -- "We are family". "Crazy world" ; The 801 family -- "Free your mind". In a long tradition ; "We're not just lip-synching up here, we're changing lives" ; A night at the 801 ; Theoretical conclusions : thinking about drag as social protest
Control code
ocm50496368
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780226731582
Lccn
2002013751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50496368

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