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Girlfriend:: Men, Women, and Drag

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A New York Times fashion editor travels the globe with a photographer to explore the world of gender-bending in such locales as London and Tokyo, and to interview men and women who participate in events such as Wigstock.
Hardcover, 178 pages
Published April 20th 1999 by Random House
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M.P. Johnson
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Thoughtful But Somewhat Flawed Look At Drag

This book approaches drag very broadly, and that's its biggest flaw. The author seems to group everyone in the same category, from performing drag queens to transgender prostitutes. There's not sufficient explanation of the dramatic differences between these groups. It's not all just drag.

When you look past that one flaw, the author does spend a lot of time analyzing gender, masculinity and femininity as cultural constructs versus birthrights, and whe
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