A Thirst for Thirsty

chronogram.com – by Jay Blotcher

Most of the people tuning into RuPaul’s Drag Race or attending Broadway’s Priscilla: Queen of the Desert crave the entertainment guaranteed by men running about in high heels and wielding a sharp tongue. A smaller group looks to drag queens for a tutorial in gender politics and the courage of nonconformist self-expression.
(American ardor for drag queens, however, goes only so far: A recent J. Crew ad, in which a mother helps her young son paint his toenails pink, sparked a debate on TV’s “The View.”)