Life's a Drag by SusannahBrooks

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

Andie203
Candlesticks always make a nice gift.


Quiz Description

We are what we are and what we are is an illusion.
We love how it feels
Putting on heels causing confusion.
We face life though it's sometimes sweet and sometimes bitter;
Face life, with a little guts and lots of glitter.
--La Cage aux Folles

Grab your chicken cutlets and enjoy this quiz, based on drag history as well as live and onscreen depictions. Some of these answers are a little more specialized, but (as your smith is a hetero Midwesterner with cable) much of it is pretty mainstream. Either way, you better work!

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Questions:

Featuring elaborate ball competitions in the New York black drag scene, along with figures such as the House of Xtravaganza, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey, name the seminal documentary whose director described it as “a little story about how we all survive."

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PARIS IS BURNING

The film referenced in the previous question came out in 1989, a year before the release of a song celebrating the dance performed by the queens. What is the name of the song or the dance style?

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VOGUE or VOGUEING

What recurring catchphrase was removed from episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race after complaints from transgender advocates, including former contestant Carmen Carrera?

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YOU'VE GOT SHE-MAIL

The honey-voiced Harvey Fierstein has won four Tony Awards, all for drag-related roles or productions. Name any one of the shows NOT named Hairspray.

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TORCH SONG TRILOGY, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES or KINKY BOOTS

Running each Labor Day from 1985-2005, name the iconic East Village drag festival hosted by The Lady Bunny.

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WIGSTOCK

Name either the person appearing here in drag OR the name by which this drag persona is known.

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LADY GAGA or JO CALDERONE

In "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," the character of Hedwig's husband and bandmate is played by a woman dressed as a man who longs to dress as a woman. Name the husband.

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YITZHAK

The second-largest LGBT organization in the world, open to all but comprised heavily of drag queens and other LGBT cross-dressers, is based on European royalty and presents gala coronation balls (such as New York's "Night of a Thousand Gowns") to raise money for charitable causes. Name this organization, founded in San Francisco by José Sarria (aka Mama José) in 1965.

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IMPERIAL COURT SYSTEM

Insults between queens are an art form unto themselves. What term describes their delivery? (More than one answer accepted.)

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READING or (THROWING) SHADE

The 2006 novel "Drag King Dreams," about butch lesbian bartender Max Rabinowitz, is the second work of fiction by which self-described anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist?

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LESLIE FEINBERG

V, General Zod and the Duke of Windsor -- well, the people who played them, at least -- go on a very special journey. What are we watching?

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THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Finally... what the hell are Pirin tablets?

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ASPIRIN WITH THE A AND THE S SCRAPED OFF