dr.a.g.' is a celebration of the art of female impersonation, and features top names from the New York scene (Lady Bunny, Joey Arias, Charles Busch), legends of the Las Vegas Strip (Frank Marino, Larry Edwards, Mr. Kenneth Blake), drag icons (Eddie Edwards, Jackie Beat, Miss Coco Peru), cast from RuPaul's Drag Race (Nina Flowers, Shannel, Yara Sofia) and even iconic Marilyn Monroe impersonator Jimmy James and the legendary Jim Bailey.
The photography in this book will blow you away,
In the early days of theatre, male actors played both the male and female roles. They were either dr.a.g. (dressed as girl) or dr.a.b. (dressed as boy).
Drag has become a diverse form of expression that challenges, entertains, and educates by pushing boundaries, while embracing beauty, comedy and glamour. The performers in this book are evidence of that diversity, captured by some of the top photographers working today.
bookthefilm is glad to present the new edition of 'dr.a.g.' and pick up where the original book left off, adding an additional 20 pages of new material, and paving the way for a series of books celebrating art forms usually relegated to the fringes of society. By bringing underrepresented art forms to a more mainstream audience, we hope to spark conversation, illuminate people and bridge the gap between art and social change.
“Burlesque” was released in the autumn of 2016