- Anthropology, Lifestyle, and Arts
“The Making of a King” explores the relatively unknown subculture of drag kings in Los Angeles. While the current scene is overrun by drag queens, drag kings - female bodied and transgender entertainers - fight for equality within their own drag community. Breast binding, bald caps or wigs, application of facial hair, and detailed cosmetic facial contouring complete the elaborate pre-show transformation to create characters ranging from the boy next door to fantastical creatures. Inspired by Hollywood, their hand-made costumes are camera-ready down to the very last rhinestone.
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