'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Fights Conservative Power: 'Drag Is a Form of Activism'
Sasha Velour tells EW ‘freeing’ art form will combat ‘cultures of fear and hate’
Condragulations, Sasha Velour!
Some of my favorite bits:
- “Everyone in the top four is worthy of the [title] and deserves it [but] in the end, the job of a drag superstar is to take an audience and lead them on a fantasy that makes people feel inspired, strong, and proud…”
- “Clearly, I love queer history, learning, thinking about things really hard, and having these discussions about them… I hope that’s my legacy: this serious person with a tough veneer is about all these things, about what queer culture has been and should be, because we need that in order to combat from this political era. We need a historical, political kind of drag.”
- “…It was bittersweet… when I was going out to perform against Peppermint, Shea said, “Go win this for us, for our team.”
- “ Conservatism is all about surfaces and labels and presentation, and drag says, no, we refuse to follow any rules about that.”