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Vintage RuPaul Photos Document The Rise Of History’s Most Iconic Queen

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           May 18, 2014
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    • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
      PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

      No disrespect intended, but I find it mildly disturbing seeing him out of drag. He looks kinda unconvincing as a man. Kudos, for what he’s achieved.

      May 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SFHandyman
      SFHandyman

      “will forever be hailed as the first and one of the most successful female impersonators in history.”

      I love RuPaul and the diva he creates is one of the most gorgeous drag queens in history, but by no stretch of the imagination was he the first female impersonator. There have been female impersonators for 1,000s of years.

      A few before Ru: Charles Pierce, Craig Russell, Jim Bailey, Devine, Jimmy James, …

      May 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miss Understood
      Miss Understood

      This is a great little history lesson! One error though, the trailer for Starbooty is from the 2007 remake, not the original 1987 version.

      May 19, 2014 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • laf429
      laf429

      @SFHandyman: how could you forget THE ONE AND ONLY DIVINE! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_(performer)

      May 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SFHandyman
      SFHandyman

      @laf429: Oops I spelled it wrong but I certainly included Divine.

      May 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      Certainly, NO SHADE on Divine, but, RuPaul has taken drag beyond “stellar”! His vision of fantasy is inimitable, and truly Iconic! I doubt anyone will ever surpass his High Hair, or those incredibly looong legs.

      May 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      It’s been an exciting life for Ru, some great old pics.

      May 20, 2014 at 7:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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