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Time to sashay away? Why Drag Race UK risks losing its cheeky charm
With shock eliminations and rushed challenges, the third series hasn’t compared to previous brash, irreverent outings. It’s time to bring back the authenticity – and the joy

Michael Chakraverty

24, Nov, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Courtney Act’s coming of age: ‘To reflect back on it … I just sat there sobbing’
Shane Jenek’s memoir chronicles his childhood and career ascent on Sydney’s gay golden mile

Shaad D'Souza

01, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Glamrou: From Qur’an to Queen review – coming-of-age comedy with pizzazz
Amrou Al-Kadhi’s drag alter ego, poised between self-absorption and self-irony, delivers a tart, funny and swaggering tale

Brian Logan

08, Oct, 2021 @8:08 AM

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Saintmaking: the canonisation of Derek Jarman by queer ‘nuns’
Director Marco Alessi speaks about the genesis of the documentary Saintmaking and working with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Ekaterina Ochagavia and Charlie Phillips

22, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The duo behind Drag Race: ‘We saw RuPaul in a loincloth and went, “Oh my God!”’
They took RuPaul from obscurity to global fame – inventing The Adam and Joe Show along the way. As Drag Race UK returns to the BBC, we talk to Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

Ryan Gilbey

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie review – The Full Monty in drag
This gutsy musical comedy about a wannabe drag queen teenager adheres firmly to the Britfilm plucky outsiders template

Peter Bradshaw

16, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Pecs: The Boys Are Back in Town review – drag kings cast off lockdown woes and double denims
Creative cabaret from John Travulva, Loose Willis and the gang celebrates reopened queer spaces and non-binary beauty

Kate Wyver

01, Sep, 2021 @11:12 AM

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‘We love everybody’: the French drag couple making non-traditional wedding dresses
James and ViviAnn Du Fermoir-de-Monsac want to create an atmosphere where those who don’t fit the vision of an ideal bride feel comfortable

Megan Clement in Strasbourg

23, Aug, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘Gender is a performance’: Scotland’s first ‘drag school’ sells out
Dumfries course teaches 11- to 18-year-olds how to create a persona, apply makeup and the history of drag

Libby Brooks

16, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Drag is political’: the pioneering Indian event uniting art and activism
Artists from traditional communities and new wave performers to come together online for the country’s first drag conference

Charukesi Ramadurai

25, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Alyssa: Memoirs of a Queen review – ego fest with a helping of humility
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards rampages into the West End and has an easy way with the crowd

Brian Logan

09, Jun, 2021 @6:12 PM

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Sunday with Trixie Mattel: ‘I refuse to stop – every day is a Monday’
When the drag queen does take a day off, it’s time for vegan brunch at the beach, rosé and reluctant cleaning

Michael Segalov

06, Jun, 2021 @5:45 AM

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