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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail (August 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852426071
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852426071
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #778,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Del LaGrace Volcano is a photographer whose work has been exhibited and published widely across the UK, Europe and USA. Del is a gender variant visual artist, constantly seeking to abolish conventional notions of gender and cross the line as many times as it takes to build a bridge we can all walk across.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 14, 1999
Format: Paperback
I can't believe it's taken this long for Drag Kings to be seen and heard, but THE DRAG KING BOOK more than makes up for the wait. I had never heard of drag kings before I literally ran into this book and my eyes have been wide open ever since. As a novice in this field I found the book to be a very enjoyable read and the photographs pure pleasure. I had no idea that women could so convincingly impersonate such a wide range of men, and more than a few are stunningly sexy, even to a confirmed heterosexual woman such as myself. When are they coming to Texas?
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 20, 1999
Format: Paperback
I bought this book after watching some amazing drag kings on The Maury Show--an experience which really knocked me out! Shows what an absolute obsession we all have with gender and our quest to find some kind of "truth" therein.I'm only half way through the book but just had to tell the world how extraordinary this new(?) subculture is. I loved the images and loved reading the interviews especially. You Go Boys & Girls!
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 1999
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Run don't walk to the nearest webpage/bookstore and get yourhands on this book! You won't be sorry; see the cutest boyz putting a1990s spin on masculinity and sex like nothing you've seen before. See for yourself; you've seen the imitations: men performing masculinity on the Hollywood screen, reporters passing as men in king for a day workshops. Find the Drag King Book and see the originators; go on, don't be afraid, you know you want to. Girls who identify as boyz, who pass completely as boyz, 'kinging' it up onstage offstage and in and around just about every stage you could dream up! GO GO GO find this book, delight in the superb photographs, learn something and get bent! it changed my life and it'll change yours too!
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I found this book very informative and the pictures are awesome. It is a good look at the lives and lifestyles of Drag Kings. Some of the ladies look so much like men and have been photographed so well one would never believe what really lies under their shirts.:-)
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J. Jack Halberstam is the author of "Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal" (Beacon Press, 2012), along with four other books, including "Female Masculinity" and "In a Queer Time and Place." Currently a professor of English and gender studies and director of the Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California, Halberstam regularly speaks on queer culture, gender studies, and popular culture, and blogs at The Bully Bloggers.

Photo Credit: Assaf Evron, 2012.

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