Drag Queen = Queen of the masquerade Men that transform into women for entertaining reasons, over-toning the female characteristics, most of the times in a sarcastic way. .
In New York, Leland Bobbé who is a professional photographer for almost 30 years now, uses his lenses to take the most impressive pictures of queens of transformation in a series of pictures that is called Half Drag: Artists with nicknames like Pusse Couture, Magnolia Applebottom, Jezebel, Heidi Glum and Fifi DuBois are the models, having only half of the drag queen makeup applied. The photographer states that the photos are 100% real and not a result of photoshop.
You can see the whole collection of photographs in the artist's website HERE.
Why gay man adore drag queens?
According to the writer Daniel Harris, "The focus of worship is never the same diva but the universal feeling of ostracism and insecurity all gay men have experienced." Gays choose divas as a vehicle for dreams and desires, living their own lives through their favorite idol and the fantasy that they could be in the position: "For the gay to watch their favorite Divas on stage is the same as heterosexuals watching their favorite team in football: It can be sports "couch" but is far from being "girly" and bloodless. The image of the defenseless but sensual being that with lures and cunning manages to make the lads slaughtered at her feet, literally crushing bones "