Gothic Drag Bibliography

We were joined today by Tom Brassington sharing his work on Gothic Drag and he has provided an incredible bibliography of films, performers, performances and criticism. Get stuck in!

Film

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, dir. Roy Ward Baker (MGM-EMI, 1971)

Dressed to Kill, dir. Brian de Palma (Filmways, 1980)

Freaky, dir. Christopher Landon (Universal, 2020)

Psycho, dir. Alfred Hitchcock (Paramount, 1960)

Silence of the Lambs, dir. Jonathan Demme (Orion, 1991)

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers, dir. Michael A. Simpson (Double Helix Films, 1988)

Sleepaway Camp, dir. Robert Hiltzik (United Film Distribution Company, 1983)

The Love Witch, dir. Anna Billier (Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2016)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, dir. Jim Sharman (20th Century Fox, 1975)

Images

Abhora_rules, ‘Drag is Dead’, Instagram, 27 May 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx-z2H2l65c/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

Cheddar_gorgeous, ‘BLACK, DIVERSITY, DENIAL’, Instagram, 23 June 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/BzEBZDhgmfS/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

Cheddar_gorgeous, ‘BLUE, SERENITY, OCEAN’, Instagram, 24 June 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/BzE4GUDAL3d/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

Cheddar_gorgeous, ‘BROWN, INCLUSION, EARTH’, Instagram,24 June 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/BzG1B0rglon/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

Cheddar_gorgeous, ‘GREEN, NATURE, DEFORESTATION’, Instagram, 24 June 2019

Cheddar_gorgeous, ‘ORANGE, HEALING, DESERTIFICATION’, Instagram, 25 June 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/BzI_TOLgI2e/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

Cheddar_gorgeous, ‘PINK, QUEER, VISIBILIY’, Instagram, 24 June 2019

Cheddar_gorgeous, ‘PURPLE, SPIRIT, HOPE’, Instagram, 24 June 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/BzEyUaQAw7L/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

Cheddar_gorgeous, ‘RED, LIFE, EXTINCTION’, Instagram, 25 June 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/BzJNNBBg-Ks/ [accessed 26 September 2021]

Cheddar_gorgeous, ‘YELLOW, SUNSHINE, BIODIVERSITY’, Instagram, 25 June 2019

Cremefatale, ‘The Love Witch’, Instagram, 14 February 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt4OM2nFArc/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzGcdzjg-e1/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzGmQG1A4fb/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzIyAChA6XK/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

Louisiannapurchase, ‘Your fav could never ride Satan’, Instagram, 5 September 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/B2Cmp3XBEWS/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

Neilnezkendall, ‘“Saints and Sinners”’, Instagram, 2 August 2018 https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl-09pOD9dx/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

Themisskendoll, ‘Flower Power Baby’, Instagram, 10 November 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/B4qrp9UpHBk/ [accessed 26 Sep. 21]

Performers

Abhora – https://www.instagram.com/abhora_rules/

Cheddar Gorgeous – https://www.instagram.com/cheddar_gorgeous/

Crème Fatale – https://www.instagram.com/cremefatale/

Divina de Campo – https://www.instagram.com/divinadecampo/

Gottmik – https://www.instagram.com/gottmik/

Ken Doll – https://www.instagram.com/themisskendoll/

Lawrence Chaney – https://www.instagram.com/lawrencechaney/

Louisianna Purchase – https://www.instagram.com/louisiannapurchase/

Max – https://www.instagram.com/maxcollective/

Nina West – https://www.instagram.com/ninawest/

Plastique Tiara – https://www.instagram.com/plastiquetiara/

Scarlet Envy – https://www.instagram.com/scarletenvy/

Sharon Needles – https://www.instagram.com/sharonneedlespgh/

Shea Coulee – https://www.instagram.com/sheacoulee/

Trinity K Bonet – https://www.instagram.com/trinitykbonet/

Violet Chachki – https://www.instagram.com/violetchachki/

Yvie Oddly – https://www.instagram.com/oddlyyvie/

Secondary Material

Babuscio, Jack, ‘The Cinema of Camp (aka Camp and the Gay Sensibility’, Camp: Queer Aesthetics and the Performing Subject: A Reader (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999)

BFI, ‘Under the Influence: RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sharon Needles | BFI’, YouTube, 29 June 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1pZmIXXE8U&t=68s&ab_channel=BFI [accessed 22 September 2021]

Brownie, Barbara, Acts of Undressing: Politics, Eroticism, and Discarded Clothing (London: Bloomsbury, 2017)

Bruin-Molé, Megen de, Gothic Remixed: Monster Mashups and Frankenfictions in 21st-Century Culture (London: Bloomsbury 2020)

Buzcek, Maria Elena, Pin-Up Grrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006)

Haggerty, George, Queer Gothic (Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006)

Halberstam, J., Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Durham & London: Duke University Press, 1995; repr. 2000)

Kosofsky Sedgwick, Eve, The Coherence of Gothic Conventions (New York & London: Methuen, 1986)

Lovelock, Michael, Reality TV and Queer Identities: Sexuality, Authenticity, Celebrity (London & New York: Palgrave, 2019)

Miles, Robert, Gothic Writing, 1750-1820, 2nd edn. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007)

Nally, Claire, ‘Grrrly Hurly Burly: Neo-Burlesque and the Performance of Gender’, Textual Practice, 23, 4 (2009) 621-43

Ross, Andrew’, ‘Uses of Camp’, Camp: Queer Aesthetics and the Performing Subject: A Reader, ed. Fabio Cleto (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999)

Sontag, Susan, ‘Notes on “Camp”’, Camp: Queer Aesthetics and the Performing Subject: A Reader, ed. Fabio Cleto (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999)

Wilson, Jacki: The Happy Stripper: Pleasures and Politics of the New Burlesque (London & New York: I. B. Tauris, 2008)

Television

The Boulet Brothers Dragula, YouTube; OutTV; Amazon Prime; Shudder, 31 October 2016-Present [Available on Amazon Prime]

‘RuPocalypse Now!’, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Logo, 30 January 2012 [available on Netflix UK]

‘Ru Hollywood Stories’, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Logo, 6 April 2015 [Available on Netflix UK]

‘Grand Finale’, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Logo, 16 May 2016 [Available on Netflix UK]

‘Your Pilot’s On Fire’, RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1, 19 May 2017 [Available on Netflix UK]

‘Monster Ball’, RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1, 28 March 2019 [Available on Netflix UK]

‘Grand Finale’, RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1, 30 May 2019 [Available on Netflix UK]

‘Pop! Goes The Queens’, RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1, 19 March 2021 [Available on Netflix UK]

‘Rumerican Horror Story: Coven Girls’, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, VH1, 22 July 2021 [Available on Netflix UK]

‘Snatch Game’, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, BBC, 24 October 2019 [Available on BBC iPlayer]

‘Morning Glory’, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, BBC, 4 February 2021 [Available on BBC iPlayer]

Texts

Lewis, Matthew Gregory, The Monk [1796] (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

Published by SamHirst

This started off as a story blog to share the little fictions that I like to write but it's turned into something a bit more Goth! I'm Dr Sam Hirst and I research the Gothic, theology and romance and at the moment I'm doing free Gothic classes online! We also have readalongs, watchalongs and reading groups. And I post fun little Gothic bits when I have the chance. Find me on twitter @RomGothSam

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