How Drag Queens Are Keeping Their Industry Alive in a COVID-19 Era

Casey Clark
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Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes, Kryolan foundation sticks, Tarte glitter gels and Revlon lipsticks are all neatly positioned beneath Gina Tonic’s white Hollywood mirror. With a drink to her right and a vanilla-scented candle to her left, the transformation begins. After blocking out her eyebrows, she works her way from top to bottom with her skin; eyes and lips first followed by a teased blonde wig. After a few hours, she is ready to hit the stage for her show. Beloved by fans for her vintage-style looks, Broadway show tunes and original jokes, this New York City-based drag queen, like most others, thrives off the energy from the...

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