For this week’s runway problem on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” followers can besides a lesson in a formative and historic facet of queer tradition: the membership child motion of the 1990s.
This Friday’s episode of “Drag Race” challenges the contestants to create membership child couture for his or her runway problem, and Sasha Velour takes the chance to debate the historical past and impression of the motion together with her fellow queens.
“It was an underground get together tradition that actually pushed the boundaries of queer aesthetics,” Sasha Velour says within the unique clip above. “It didn’t simply shift drag ― it shifted vogue.”
Shea Couleé additionally helps unpack the importance of membership child tradition.
“Club youngsters have impacted drag at present in going past feminine impersonation and actually desirous about changing into a bit of transferring artwork,” she says.
Need to be taught extra in regards to the membership child motion and meet up with a few of it’s stars? Head here to learn the HuffPost Queer Voices sequence, “After Darkish: NYC Nightlife Right this moment And Day’s Previous.”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” airs on Friday nights at eight p.m. on VH1.