FOF #2744 – Jaymes Mansfield Camps It Up

May 16, 2019 · 2169 views

Turning trash into treasure, campy queens like Jaymes Mansfield delight in the ridiculous with stunning execution. Photos: Ernesto Hernandez-Reyes.

With all the controversy surrounding this year’s “Notes on Camp” themed Met Gala, there’s a lot of confusion as to why a drag queen like RuPaul didn’t show up in drag and why pop star Katy Perry dressed up as a sparkly hamburger wasn’t camp at all.

Cardi B, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry at the Met Gala 2019. Is it possible to be campy and subvert the paradigm when you’re one of the world’s most celebrated artists? Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Today we take a look at what camp is and isn’t with beauty blogger Jaymes Mansfield from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Jaymes Mansfield was the first queen to be eliminated from her season of Drag Race, but at least she got to meet Lady Gaga, and since then Jaymes has become a YouTube sensation for her drag tutorials where she transforms cheap wigs into glorious bouffants.

Listen as we take on camp- the things that take themselves so seriously they become hilarious, ridiculousness for the sake of being ridiculous, and awful taste with excellent execution.


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