It's more than just the appearance, it's the lifestyle. A drag queen likes to go out to the bars and clubs or other social events in drag. Their drag social circles build off of a lot of the bar scene, which is an environment I don't care for. I'm also not interested in having a boyfriend that feels he needs to perform when we go out. I think drag queens are great, but I have no interest in my boyfriend "acting like a diva" in front of me. Also, I'm sensitive about eye brows, and a lot of drag queens have to permanently shape their eyebrows into unnatural shapes that also affects their real, physical appearance.
Their femininity doesn't bother me. I'll date a feminine guy. Besides, I know a lot of them are great in bed.
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I'm not turned off. I find them entertaining. My good friend actually dresses in drag every year with his father. He's Italian, tall, nice build, really low voice, and has a very thick Brooklyn accent I guess meeting him is what made me somewhat embrace it.
This thread would be better with pictures so we'd know what's being talked about.
Are there any hairy drag queens?
Of course this thread had to turn into some self-righteous debate. It's JUB!
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Most gay guys are turned off by fem guys. I watch Rupauls drag race and there are some guys that are cute out of drag that I would date.
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Drag queens are getting tha good D constantly
I don't think they are worried about it
The image of a drag queen reinforces the publics image of all gay men being effeminate.
I know people will shout down that attitude, but it takes a lot of shaking.
Some of these DQs are simply ridiculous in their over exaggerated presentations.
It is a live and let live world but my personal preference is for a full on masculine experience.
If you listen to straight guys talk the fear of the horror story of hooking up with a hot chick who then has a dick is, to them, pretty unsettling.
I'm not. I'm just poor and prefer leather.
Now I know why my happy birthday RuPaul thread didn't get any hits.
There have been lots of threads here from guys who have posed as females to 'get the straight guy', even if it's just naked photos of him. Drag may be an art form, but it's a form of deception as well.
And if we're talking about transsexuals, who actually become women (or something akin to a woman, as far as hormones and surgery allow), that's a different beast entirely from drag queens. Some transsexuals are drag queens, but very few drag queens are transsexuals, if you see what I mean. Some may be so misguided as to try and fool a man into thinking she's a woman, but they're rare... almost an urban legend.
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I also knew a middle-aged masculine man in Atlanta who was attracted to women but liked to dress in drag sometimes on weekends and go to Lenox and shop as a woman.
Plenty of people reinforce stereotypes, they exist. The problem isn't the stereotype it is the people who won't look beyond the stereotype to get to know people. The ones that will paint you with a brush regardless of how you act. Trust me, people will apply stereotypes regardless, that is what some people do they're lazy and ignorant.
I like the guy underneath, that is to say I am not physically attracted to women or female impersonators but that wouldn't stop me from going out with a drag queen because doing drag would be his job/part time gig so it wouldn't be an issue unless he was a transsexual wanting M to F reassignment surgery. Besides I think it would be fun supporting my bf at his drag shows and could be a fun conversation starter, "Do you guys know who Ms. Stake is?" "Uh no?" "Well you are in for a treat."
I guess that no one here found Angel to be cute ??
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I'm not turned off by them, just not turned on. As many have said earlier in the thread: a) Lifestyle - I engage in nightlife maybe four times a year, b) My 'bitchy persona quota' is 100% satisfied with depressing-ice-cream-binging-pick-me-up-Golden-Girls-marathons, c) I'm sexually versatile, not to assume...but most men I've met in drag are indeed bottom-only, d) I have a genuine suit/uniform/military fetish stemming from my deep-seeded issues with authority, so drag kind of kills that, e) I think purses are cumbersome and silly even for women, f) I absolutely love five o'clock shadows and enjoy making out with scruff, g) I don't 'get it'.
I've never understood the mentality or desire behind drag. I'm not opposed to it, but I don't think I could ever be with a man that actively engaged in it on a frequent basis for the (superficial on my end) reasons stated above. I also don't feel like associating myself with any particular subculture in the gay community. It's not internalized homophobia by any means...I just like having my sexuality defined by liking other men, not the social activities I engage in.
My personal opinion: I guess some are okay, but it takes
a lot to pull off the look, and if you can't, best not try.
I just haven't found the type of guy I'm into that also does drag. I think there are only two drag queens in life (so far) that I've been attracted to - Nina Flowers and India Ferrah. And neither of them would be attractive to me while in drag, makeup, whatever. I just am not attracted to females - psychological or biological.
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It's an interesting topic to discuss as it brings up the masculinity/femininity debate that's so popular here. I think dressing in drag takes it quite a few steps further, though. I would find a guy much less appealing if I knew that he was a drag queen. Visually it just is not what arouses me and I think it would impact how I perceive him. I find it hard to expect a certain response to this question with gay and bisexual men just because sexuality can be so fluid. Different strokes, as they say.
Drag Queens date other Drag Queens?
I do not date them because I am into more masculine men. I think Drag Queens are amazing and I love the really talented ones. I do still have a hard time reconciling How RuPaul looks in and out of Drag. Drag Queens to me are putting the emphasis on their feminine attributes and I am sure there are plenty of men who love that in Drag Queens. We just have our own tastes and basically can fall in love with Whomever. The tone of the thread seemed to make it seem that there is a huge backlash towards Drag Queens which I do not believe is true.
Drag Queens definitely have value and fans out there. Gay men who like Effeminate guys go for guys who could do Drag and find it very appealing and vice-versa.
I can't generalize in answering this question. Some guys are serious about it—
and others are just kind of half-hearted and embarrassing because they use it as a mask to hide behind—
I use to be very dragaphobic but have really leart to respect them they do have it hard I must admit.
Will I date one to be honest I'm not really sure so I have to leave that option open. I have seen many drag out of drag and the guys are very attractive.
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