“I use the term drag queen sometimes. I don’t fully identify as a drag queen. I use it for people who don’t understand drag, because drag for me, is a gender-less odyssey.”
Dust explained her character is inspired by the suburban house mom with big dreams- she opts not to “participate in wig culture , wear extravagant jewelry or fancy drag costumes because homemakers are busy and practical.
To those unfamiliar, Drag is heightened gender performance, and is often offered as social commentary on gender. Drag queens perform exaggerated femininity. Just like femininity in real life, they can take lots of different forms and can be performed by anyone of any gender.
Vancouver has the largest LGBTQ+ scene in Western Canada. Davie Street is the hub of the city’s flourishing queer community that many drag queens call home. Our chosen star, Dust, is one of countless drag performers across Vancouver. The city is blessed with numerous venues that frequently host drag performances. Some of the main venues include: Junction, Café Deux Soleil, The Cobalt, The Biltmore Cabaret, XY, and Celebrities Nightclub.