Mexico was one more country reached by our project. GayPv is gay magazine and travel guide featuring the LGBT scene in Mexico with news, events, interviews, photos, entertainment and activities. Just with the support of the international community interested in the phenomenon of drag queens, we were able to reach such a wide audience.
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Drag Queens of the world by international art studio The Faketory is a worldwide artistic and anthropological research about the phenomena of Drag Queens.
The project is now in its final phase: The publication of a book.
“The project started from an interest in the transformation men go through when they dress up as drag queens”, says Martijn Crowe, artistic director of The Faketory. “Becoming a drag queen is more than to become like a woman: They become larger than life.”
The international scope of the project is unique: Crowe and his team went from Phnom Penn to São Paulo, from La Paz to Amsterdam, to meet more than 40 Drag Queens in person.
“We made studio photos of them before and after their transformation, we interviewed them, we went to their clubs”, says Crowe. “We found that all Drag Queens are entertainers that create a world of glitter and glamour, but our project also shows a great diversity in the appearance and the motivations to dress as drag. Bolivian Drag Queens are deeply rooted in the traditional culture, and their shows serve a political purpose, while in Cambodia, Drag Queens dress up and dance as a part of their work as prostitutes”.
The goal of the project is to promote diversity world wide. “Our project is unique because we really portray the Drag Queens and the men behind the makeup. The combination of photos, interviews and background research gives the Drag Queens a voice as persons. We are looking forward to give the world a glimpse behind the wigs and the glitter when we publish our book with the highest quality of design”, Crowe concludes.
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