Everyone knows how much we love drag queens. We also love raising money for charity and doing good deeds, especially this time of the year. When photographer Matthew Baker and graphic designer Matthew Powell conceived the idea for Bedside Companions they must have had us in mind.
Bedside Companions is a sexy twelve-month wall calendar in the classic pin-up style…However, these women are portrayed by a new modern girl, the drag queen.
The theme is inspired by the work of 1940’s pin up artists, though instead of pin up girls, we’ve updated the style using fourteen drag queens (some professional, some regular guys donning a dress for a good cause). Each month features a clean and modern design, pairing a hand-tinted photograph, including a condom hand-studded in Sworovski crystals, with a message promoting safer sex. The result is a fun and pleasurable romp through 2006.
We have an extra copy to give to a lucky reader. First person to email us their drag name wins!