Image Credit: MGM The increasing mainstream popularity of drag may be a fairly recent pop culture phenomenon. But make no mistake, the art form that is drag has been around for quite some time. The first recorded use of the term is credited to none other than everyone’s favorite wordsmith, William Shakespeare, back in 1870 and was used to describe male actors dressed in women’s clothing, which as most people know, was pretty common in the days of yore. Flash forward one hundred and some years to the 1980s and 1990s, and drag queens were starting to take the entertainment world by storm. To the delight of many a young gay boy, iconic queens like Divine and RuPaul became household names and were being featured across film and … Read entire story.
Source: Xfinity TV Blog