The History of Drag Kings

From RuPaul to Lady Bunny, drag queens have attracted the mainstream spotlight in recent years. But those who love the art form beyond Drag Race know that there’s far more to drag than performances of over-the-top femininity. Drag kings and male impersonators have been perfecting and honing their own performances of manliness for decades and, in the process, critiquing and expanding our own definitions of what masculinity even means today.