A vision in rhinestones and nylon tights, Cassandro the Exotico – a celebrated Mexican wrestler who happens to also be gay as hell – is finally getting the biopic he deserves. Troy Michael Bordun talked to Cassandro about homophobia, masculinity, and the glitz and glamor of wrestling.
Spandex, shticks and spectacle – wrestling takes performing hyper-masculinity to the point of drag. Annie Fell discusses gender performativity, homoeroticism and Camp in professional wrestling.
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Vice just posted this awesome video, which I wanted to share with you. It’s about female drag queens and gender performance, which is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, after recently reading Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble, which was the first book to theorize that gender is a cultural construct, and that we’re all performing our gender all the time.
Drag has been a gay man’s art for decades, but women can be queens, too :) I highly recommend this 8-minute doc about a group of super cool female queens in London, directed by Adri Murguia.