Queens on Scenes
Since the early 20th
century, the drag concept began to appear on TV, and after some time, it was mentioned in music lyrics. Drag monarchs started from small cameos and created their own layer of culture.
- Paris is Burning (1990) was almost the first public statement from the ballroom culture. The documentary film presents the inside of balls: the structure of competitions, the explanation of the houses, the origins of vogue, and interviews with prominent performers. In 2016, it was selected for preservation as culturally significant in the United States.
- The main event of 2009 was the Drag Race. RuPaul decided to make the audience familiar with the community he loved and created the competition show through which you can observe kings and queens and choose your favorite. The show is still on air and this year it is waiting for its 14th season.
- Dragnificent was a special episode on the TLC channel, but in 2020 it was transformed into a whole TV series. The 40-minutes-long show presented engaged women and a drag team that helped them plan their wedding of a dream. Unfortunately, the second season wasn't announced despite almost a million viewers of the last episode and a nomination for an American Reality Television Award in 2021.
- Drag Is Magic is the name of an EP for children by drag performer Nina West. The idea of the album is to inspire kids and illustrate to them the possibility of being who they want to be. Through tracks, Nina educates children and explains the phenomena of drag. The catchy and family-friendly EP received positive feedback and peaked at number nine on the US Kid Albums Billboard.
- AJ and the Queen premiered in January 2020 on Netflix. With the genre of comedy drama, the TV series narrates the story of the travels of a drag queen and a ten-year-old orphaned child. They visit American cities and their clubs in order to earn some money.
- Death Drop was the first play featuring an all-drag cast in the West End theatre in 2020. The play received positive feedback, and the British magazine Attitude described it as "a spectacle to be savoured - a blur of witty one-liners, fabulous costumes, deftly done farce."