FOF #2589 – Divine, America’s First Drag Superstar
By breaking all the rules, Divine ushered in the era of the modern drag queen built on rebellion. Drag used to focus on female impersonation but Divine took it in a whole new direction that’s still being celebrated.
Today Peaches Christ, joins us to take a look at the life and legacy of America’s first drag superstar- Divine. Why are drag queens who came of age at the time of RuPaul and Lady Bunny were more interested in being rebels than passing as beautiful women?