To Understand Drag Queens, Man Becomes One


To really know a man, you have to walk a mile in his shoes.

So it only makes sense that to really know a drag queen, you’ve gotta learn to strut in those heels. Just don’t try to make it a whole mile — hello, blisters.

Blender, a new channel created by The Sound that will explore issues of sexuality and gender, has released its first video in which journalist Michael Alexander travels to Chicago to put on some makeup and pull the wig down from the shelf for the first time.

He meets local queen Naomi, a.k.a. Gilbert, gets his face beat for the gods, and hits the streets.

“There’s a personality inside me waiting to come out,” he says after debuting his alter ego Brandy.

Watch below: