Episode 45: Drag Queen Horror: Dragula & Death Drop Gorgeous
Updated: Jul 5
In this episode, we are exploring celebrating PRIDE with a discussion around drag, horror and DRAG QUEEN HORROR! With the popularity of the transgressive drag queen competition Dragula (2016-Current), and the recent release of indie film Death Drop Gorgeous (2020), we will show you how Horror and Drag are a delightful match made in HELL!
You can stream both Death Drop Gorgeous and Dragula Seasons 2 through 4 on Shudder. As well as buy a copy of Death Drop Gorgeous https://www.tlavideo.com/dvds/2910396/death-drop-gorgeous. Support Indie artists!
Enjoy and welcome to our dark side…
Intro/Outro Music: Robeast by Dance with the Dead
Artwork by: Jess Hrycyk
Editing work by: Jessica
LINKS TO PODCAST APPS/WHERE CAN LISTEN:
THE SPINSTER’S LIBRARY
InQueery: Trixie Mattel Breaks Down the History of "Drag" https://www.them.us/story/inqueery-drag
How Drag Queens Have Sashayed Their Way Through History by Sam Sanders and Josh Axelrod https://www.npr.org/2019/06/27/736320026/how-drag-queens-have-sashayed-their-way-through-history
The History of Drag and its Modern-Day Influence By Kaylin Tran https://www.newfacefashionmagazine.com/post/the-history-of-drag-and-its-modern-day-influence
THE CONTINUING IMPACT AND LEGACY OF RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE by Eric Diaz https://nerdist.com/article/rupauls-drag-race-legacy-impact-lgbtq-culture/
The Spooky Side of Drag: The Boulet Brothers https://www.outfrontmagazine.com/the-spooky-side-of-drag-the-boulet-brothers/
Drag is an art form and a political statement https://theboar.org/2018/02/drag-lgbtua-political-statement/
Drag Me to Hell: An Incomplete History of the Intersection of Drag and Horror by Michael Varrati https://www.gaylydreadful.com/blog/pride-2020-drag-me-to-hell-an-incomplete-history-of-the-intersection-of-drag-and-horror
Blood, Guts, and Glamour: How Dragula Made Drag Dangerous Again by Elyssa Goodman https://www.them.us/story/dragula-competition-show-season-three
THE FILMMAKERS BEHIND “DEATH DROP GORGEOUS” ON THE GUTS AND GLAMOR OF THEIR LGBTQ HORROR DEBUT by William J Wright https://rue-morgue.com/the-filmmakers-behind-death-drop-gorgeous-on-the-guts-and-glamor-of-their-lgbtq-horror-debut/
Death Drop Gorgeous review by Ghouls Magazine/Emma Kostopolus https://www.ghoulsmagazine.com/articles/death-drop-gorgeous-2020-film-review
GOTTMIK TALKS 'PRIDE SEASON,' CHUCKY, AND WHAT MAKES HORROR SO QUEER by Caitlin Busch https://www.syfy.com/syfy-wire/pride-month-gottmik-horror-drag-chucky
NEXT MONTH’S EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Next month, we are celebrating FOUR YEARS of the Spinsters of Horror and I Spit on Your Podcast! And for this special occasion, we are doing something different; we are going to be having fun and highlighting the guilty pleasure subgenre of micro-budget horror movies and we will have some special guests to help us - Bri and Kelly from Murmurs from the Morgue Podcast.
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