Media today…what a drag.

Hello again!

Today I want to talk about the media and it’s most fierce, fishy, glambots: Drag Queens.
The LGBT community has made definite strides in the recent years for equality and tolerance around the world. Thanks to sensitizing the general public, and consumers with the idea that not everyone in this community is so bad. Now what do I mean by this? Well, by showing more and more media with LGBT community, specifically Drag Queens, AKA some of the most potentially intimidating perople in the LGBT community, viewers have come to realize that everyone the now see on T.V. are just like them, only sassier.

Specifically, I want to touch on Logo TV. If you are unaware, Logo TV , owned by Viacom (the same people responsible for MTV, Nickelodeon, and more of your favorite networks) and started in June 2005, is the first network specifically aimed at the LGBT community. The most popular shows would include:
Re-Runs of The Golden Girls
RuPaul’s Drag Race
South of Nowhere
& That Sex Show. (From the current lineup to date)

Now, even if you are not in the LGBT community, or haven’t even heard of Logo TV, you’ve definitely heard of RuPaul’s Drag Race: The reality TV show where a group of Drag Queens compete against each other to be crowned the next drag superstar. In elementary terms, it’s America’s Next Top Model, for Drag Queens. There’s nothing wrong with that comparison either, mind you, as it’s easier for some to understand. 🙂

So, through the media being composed of Drag Queens, and LGBT TV, Movies, Radio Shows ect… I feel that this is definitely a main reason as to why the world is becoming more and more tolerant of the community.

Another aspect is the aspect of Music and Music Videos. Now, anyone that has heard of RuPaul, has heard,”Supermodel (You better work)”,  “Covergirl” and maybe some of the newer tracks listed on the albums Champion and Glamazon. Though recently, some artists are taking music entertainment by storm showcasing Drag Queens, and Homosexuals alike. I ask that you do visit the next few links to see what I’m talking about. (Just click the pictures! :))

“Boy is a Bottom” – Willam Belli, Detox, and Vicki Vox
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This is a comedy video, using the music to Alicia Key’s “Girl on Fire.” I linked to the lyrical video so that you can see what’s actually being said.
**A bottom is anyone that would be the receiver of intercourse.**

“End of the World” – Matt Alber

ImageA beautiful song sung by a beautiful man. Matt Alber’s “End of the world” showcases talent, and emotional links that can be translated into one trying to save a relationship. My opinion of course.

“Queen” – Xelle (pronounced Excel)

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The best part about this video is including past contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race. The trio includes two women, and one drag queen. Try not to dance to this song.
Queens In the video:
Alexis Mateo
Jiggly Caliente
Jujubee
Manilla Luzon
Pandora Boxx
Phi Phi O’Hara
Raven
Shannel
Tammie Brown
& Yara Sofia.

So how do you feel about the LGBT making it’s way into everyday media? Again, I feel that it’ll help with tolerance and work toward the ultimate goal of equality. Though, I know there are some who feel the opposite.

Until next time, stay Innovative.

Mickey

 

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One response to “Media today…what a drag.

  1. Pingback: Drag Queen Music Video Fun | 2 Videos | "The Girl is on Fire" and "This Boy is a Bottom" | MFCarter's Blog on Art & Culture·

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