Sunday, April 10, 2011

What a Drag

I wrote this for a class I'm taking.  The assignment was to base our writing on a piece about aesthetics by one of the writers we're studying.  We had to use a quotation and then write about beauty, truth, and whatever.  I had a topic in mind and called Miss Ginger, who gave me a direction and some good ideas.  We had a wonderful phone conversation, and I got a lot of help.  Thanks, Miss G!! 


"We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag."
                                                                    — RuPaul


Dame Edna Everage – Divine – RuPaul – The Lady Chablis – Dolly Parton … false eyelashes – wigs – glamour – sequins – feathers – 5” heels – sashaying … Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Elvis – James Dean – Fonzie – Mickey Rourke … sideburns – duck tail – black leather jacket – t-shirt – upturned collar – tattoos – chains – boots – leather … “Born to be Wild”

Sandra Dee – Debbie Reynolds – Gidget – Laverne & Shirley … bobby socks – pony tails – Laura Ashley – sweater sets – neck scarves – saddle oxfords … American Graffiti

 Urkel – Mark Zuckerberg – John Hodgman – Sheldon … pocket protectors – glasses – Dr. Who t-shirt – pale skin – D&D manual – backpack … The Big Bang Theory

Jackie Kennedy – Grace Kelly – Audrey Hepburn – Princess Diana … pillbox hat – pearls – basic black dress – Chanel – Dior – Casini – Givenchy – Saint Laurent - gloves – perfect make-up … Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Helena Bonham Carter – early Madonna – Cyndi Lauper – Bjork – Lady GaGa … eclectic – vintage – creative – individual – unique … “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Marilyn Manson – Pauley Perrette – Adam Lambert – Elvira – Bellatrix Lestrange … black lipstick – tattoos – piercings – red eye shadow – black nail polish – blue/green/pink/red/black dyed hair – pentagrams – postmodernism … The Sandman

Marilyn Monroe – Elizabeth Taylor – Zsa Zsa Gabor – Joan Collins – Sophia Loren … diamonds – evening gown – bikini – heels – cleavage – tight clothes – big hair – eyeliner – red lips … Dynasty

Tom Selleck – ZZ Top – Bruce Willis – Salvador Dali – Donald Trump – Cornell West – Charlie Daniels … mustache – goatee – Van Dyke – beard –bald – comb-over – dreads –  spikes –braids – corn rows – Mohawk … Hair

Casual Fridays – scrunchies – sweats – t-shirts – shorts – sandals – jeans – track suits – tank tops – tennis shoes – caps – flannel shirts – khakis …

What’s your drag?

3 comments:

Vaklam said...

Nice!

I have a friend who calls what he wears to work Office Mufti.

froggy said...

Fun!
Used to be Early American Pre-schoolers. Haven't recovered...

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Auntie Flame!!! I all veclempt!! What a beautiful piece! So glad I got to be a part of it!!