Because gay men needed a reason other than a muscly greased up Jason Momoa running around in naught but a loincloth, Rose McGowan gave an interview to The Advocate talking about her parents were cult leaders and how she ended up running away from them and ended up being raised by drag queens. I’m not going to lie, that’s pretty much the dream of every gay kid who ever watched RuPaul’s Drag Race.
When I came to the states from Italy around the age of 10, there would always be kids in school picked on for being different. I was as well — every day I’d hear, “You’re the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen,” and people would throw things at me out of their cars — but I didn’t care, so I’d fight back on behalf of the other kids. Looking back, I get it now that many of them were most likely gay. At 13, when I was a runaway, I was taken in by the most amazing drag queens in Portland, Ore. We didn’t always know where our next meal was coming from, but there was so much camaraderie and love. Not to mention, those girls could paint a face, and I learned how because of them. SOURCE
Laugh all you want, but you can learn a LOT from drag queens. For example, if you want to make your shoulders look smaller, you put something big on one of your shoulders and that big earring will make your face slimmer. Basically, big things on your body = you looking smaller. Also, nothing will ever convince me that breastplates look even remotely good on anyone.