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DRAGGED DOWN BY DRAG’S RISE

The move into the mainstream is not always beneficial, says Reuben Kaye

Drag is everywhere. It has permeated society from boys on YouTube contouring their puppy-fat-laden cheeks to the Iranian girl working at Costa serving you at 10am with fully blocked brows. Drag, something that was once a subculture, a protest, a hidden treasure of the queer community, has been hauled into the spotlight, past the moment of public freak show voyeurism and taken the express train to high fashion; Vogue and Cosmopolitan now regularly feature Ru girls such as Miss Fame and Violet Chachki. Drag Race has blown drag wide open like a twink at 5am in Pleasuredrome sauna. And when you bring something that was once a subculture into the mainstream at 100mph, it’s going to hit a few speed bumps.

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