Lucky – Chaii

Cambodia  – Phnom Penh

Drag in Cambodia: Chaii / Lucky by Martijn Crowe

Lucky works as a dancer in 2color bar, one of the most famous drag bars in Phnom Phen. She is famous for his entertaining and funny sketches together with her partner in crime, Chhimm Thi. The shows are not for mere entertainment, though: They are often called “ladyboy show”’ and is a part of the boys’ work as prostitutes in the large market for sex tourism in South East Asuia.   


Drag Queens of the World is an international research project, combining art and anthropology. Its unique in its scope: We met, interviewed and photographed drag queens from all over the world, we went to their clubs and made background research about their place in their local environment. The project has resulted in exhibitions and lectures from Sao Paulo to Tromsø and from Tijuana to Dhaka.  Currently, we are rounding of the project by making the book Drag Queens of the World, which you can contribute to in our crowdfunding campaign.  All the art works are for sale, and lectures, art events and consultancy services can be arranged with us at the Faketory and our artistic director Martijn Crowe. 

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