Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "drag"

  • Pageantry of Pride

    Two years ago, a drag king was crowned Mr. Capital Pride, and drag queens generally reign as Miss Capital Pride. But either contest ''is certainly...

  • From the Top

    As the head of Channel 1 Releasing, Chi Chi LaRue is the Hugh Hefner of gay porn. From humble beginnings in tiny Hibbing, Minn., as...

  • Life's a Drag

    Dito van Reigersberg has made a name for himself in Philadelphia, a founder of that city's Pig Iron Theatre Company. Pig Iron performances have earned...

  • Hair 'em, Scare 'em

    While they say clothes may make the man, Ebone Bell, aka E-Cleff, says it really has more to do with the facial hair. And with...

  • Pump It Up

    Look upon any pedestrian crowd, and you're bound to find any number of women casually going about their business in high heels. Enter any gay...

  • Irreverent Icon

    Some might argue that ''icon'' is too reverent a word to apply to Holly Woodlawn. From Puerto Rico to Miami to Times Square, Woodlawn has...

  • Party Girl

    Ebone Bell's career path is more like a multilane highway. She's been a drag king with her alter ego, E Clef. She gave D.C. the...

  • Oscar! Oscar!

    For native Washingtonian-turned-New Yorker Brad Oscar, The Mystery of Irma Vep is more than just a play, it's a homecoming. ''Ironically, one of my first...

  • Unapologetic

    If you watched the Tony Awards this past Sunday you saw Lily Tomlin deliver the set-up for a performance from the Broadway musical Xanadu. Reduced...

  • Let's Hear It for the Boi

    Ladies and gentlemen, bois and grrls of all ages, E-Cleff has entered the building. And judging from past experience, she might take few hearts when...

  • Talent and Tiaras

    As the co-owner of Cocker Productions, Robert York, a former director of Capital Pride, has been producing Capital Pride pageants for nearly a decade now....

  • Budding Prides

    Unity might be key in celebrating Capital Pride. There is, however, also something special about celebrating what might set a group apart, says SaVanna Wanzer,...

  • Pageant with a Cause

    The second annual Mr. and Miss Transgender Health Empowerment (THE) Pageant, Sunday, May 18, will include contestants from all over the United States, says Brian...

  • Mother's Day

    It was a particularly magical night in D.C. seven years ago when Circuit Mom made her first Cherry appearance. ''That particular event is up there...

  • Champagne Taste

    You might not believe it, but Amanda Lepore has only recently started to really put herself out there. She's always been out there, of course....