Wednesday, November 13, 2019

'The Drag Explosion' brings the golden age of NYC drag history to the Wild Project

Via the EVG inbox...

Linda Simpson, a shining star of NYC’s drag scene for almost 30 years, returns to The Wild Project with another presentation of her acclaimed narrated her-storical slideshow, The Drag Explosion, on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.

All of the photos in The Drag Explosion were shot by Linda from the late 1980s to the mid 1990s, and they reveal a golden age of NYC drag history. During this era, the drag scene remarkably transformed from an underground art form into a pop-culture phenomenon.

The photos capture wild nightlife, queer activism, and all sorts of colorful characters, including RuPaul, Lady Bunny and Lypsinka, as they joyfully pushed the boundaries of gender expression.

[All photos via Linda Simpson]

The Wild Project is at 195 E. Third St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. Tickets for the event are $10. Find more details here.

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