I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A HONEST REVIEW.
Author: Christopher Logan
Year of Publication: 2014
Length: 180 pages
First Line: “In the early days of theatre, male actors played both male and female roles.”
Summary: Drag has become a diverse form of expression that challenges, entertains, and educates by pushing boundaries, while embracing beauty, comedy and glamour. The performers in this book are evidence of that diversity, captured by some of the top photographers working in today’s world.
Review: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
I have to say dr.a.g. is probably one of the most beautiful coffee table books out there. The subject matter is unique of course and this book will only be found in the most awesome of tables.
The photos in this book are beyond gorgeous. I mean they are all showstoppers. Very detailed and vivid. It’s a real treat to see all of these amazing drag queens from around the globe with their different styles– some imitating famous women like Bette Midler or Liza Minnelli, some dressing for an era and others clearly being their beautiful selves.
You can tell a lot of work went into making this book as you go through and see where everyone is from. There are drag queens from Belgium, Chicago, Canada, and even Africa. Each photo is unique to each woman and fits their distinct personality– no photo looks alike.
My one criticism of this book is that I would have like to have been a bio on at least some of the drag queens. Instead, we just know their stage name and place of residence. There is a little info on Jimmy James but that is it. There’s also a few quotes tossed in here and there.
If you love interesting coffee table books, get this book. If you are or know a drag queen, totally get this book. In fact, my brother & brother-in-law are drag queens and I am buy this for them later. Shh! Don’t tell them! 😉 dr.a.g. is worth it.
Worst part: Wished there had been a lengthy bio on all of the drag queens.
Best part: Gorgeous pictures!
Recommend For: Fabulous drag queens, friends and family of drag queens. In fact I will be buying this for my brother & brother-in-law who are drag queens! Shh! Don’t tell them! 😉
Other Books by This Author: Daphne