Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Favorite Drag Movies

Sooo I'm a little bit obsessed with "RuPaul's Drag Race" and I spent all the time I should have been writing a blog post watching the show instead.  My oh-so-smart husband suggested I do a post featuring men in drag, so here it is! And no, I'm not going into the whole drag queen vs transvestite vs transsexual vs everything. These are just movies featuring blokes dressed as women Whether playing actual female characters, drag queens, or disguising themselves as women for some other reason, they're all favorites of mine, and they're all fabulous.

Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
What is there to say about this film? It's moving, the music is great, and it leaves you smiling. 

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like it Hot (1959)
A comedy classic! These two are hilarious as men hiding in an all-female band to hide from mobsters who want them dead.

Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
"I see you shiver with antici..........pation!"

Divine in Hairspray (1988)
Okay, okay...let's make that Divine in every movie he did with John Waters. R.I.P. you twisted fabulous individual!

Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
There's GOT to be a less creepy way to visit your kids, right? Right?? Oh well, without this movie we wouldn't have gotten this.

Nathan Lane (and shhh, spoiler alert, Gene Hackman) in The Birdcage (1996)
Nathan Lane is great as the drag queen Alfred/Starina, successfully convincing staunch Republicans that she was their future son-in-law's birth mother. And I'm surprised at how pretty Gene Hackman looks in drag too, I must say.

Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie (1982)
Can't get work as an actor? Try disguising yourself as the opposite sex! OK, that sounds crazy difficult, but Hoffman's performance is great and it led to this awesome interview where he gets emotional about his feelings making this film. We love you, Dustin Hoffman!

Remember, in the words of RuPaul, you're born naked and the rest is drag! 


  1. FABULOUS list, 'Becca! A lot of these are my favorites <3 Though, I really feel that "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar" belongs on this list <3

    1. I've actually never seen that!

    2. WELL! I think we need to have a screening! And SOON!! <3