“The Queen” Mother of Drag Documentary on Netflix
I watched this documentary the other night because I was interested in the information from a gay cultural POV, and also to see how it relates to LGBTQ history. I really don’t know much about drag culture, but I know a little from what I’ve seen over the years, and this documentary was fascinating to watch. For those of us who weren’t around, it’s also interesting to see what the world was like before AIDS. That’s something we don’t see very often.
is a depiction of parts of queer life before the Stonewall Uprising, before gay liberation, and much before drag hit the mainstream. It chronicled the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant.
You can check out the rest here. I wish someone would do a follow up documentary about all the people in this documentary. At one time we had a big drag presence in New Hope, and even one older entertainer named Joe Cavalluci that everyone called “Mother.”
London Book Shop “Gay’s the World” Attacked Again
There’s a very well known book shop in London called, Gay’s the World, and it’s been the target of crime more than once. At least this time it doesn’t appear to be a hate crime. This is from Twitter.
Here’s the rest. They get into some history about the shop, and some of the previous attacks. It’s definitely worth reading.
From the day they meet for the first time until the day their lives change forever, Harrison Parker and Morton Starr were destined for greatness—and each other. A Starr is Born follows the paths of handsome, badly-behaving rock star Harrison Parker and sexy gender-bending performer Morton Starr, who is just starting his career.
Morton is so madly in love with his husband, Harrison, he’ll do anything to please him, including overlooking all his self-destructive issues. However, as openly gay Morton gains more fame and success in the mainstream with his popular gay love songs and his unique gender-bending image, and Harrison continues to slide downhill, there comes a point where everything has to change. And when that climax finally happens, Morton isn’t certain about anything in his future or his marriage.