Drag Queen or Transwoman?

3 Comments for “Drag Queen or Transwoman?”

  1. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    I listened to the audio and it is pretty clear that Drollinger was in character throughout the interview. The drag performers I know (admittedly only two, and that isn’t much of a sample) prefer to be treated as female when in character. I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill, Stephen.

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  2. posted by Steven Carrington on

    He was wearing Alexis drag, and the first two comments from him are in Alexis’s voice. But the other two comments are Drollinger commenting on the impact of Dynasty. And Drollinger is not a woman, trans or otherwise. He’s a man — check out his website — who sometimes dresses in drag and performs characters. So when you quote Drollinger, as in “Oasis nightclub owner D’Arcy Drollinger has tried to put a sunny spin on how the pandemic has impacted his business,” people other than NPR call him “he.”

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  3. posted by Jorge on

    Where drag queens are concerned, I think erring on the side of overemphasizing the stage identity is better. Clarity is probably important, I suppose, but any corrections can be made later, too.

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