First it was reading books to children. Then it was dressing in religious garb. Now it’s become a subject worthy of academic study.
If you’re a student at TCU, you can earn actual college credit for taking a class titled “The Queer Art of Drag,” which is, unsurprisingly, offered by the Department of Women and Gender Studies.
In this class, students create their own drag persona and explore how such personas “contribute to queer world making.”
“Oh, that’s good,” Pat Gray sarcastically remarks. “We’re trying to make a queer world.”
“Any time any school has a department of gender studies, weird things are going to be going on in that department. Every time,” he continues.
The course is taught by Dr. Nino Testa, whose drag name is Maria von Clapp, and is designed to “[challenge] dominant norms and systems of oppression.”
“Tell me this is only one [college credit],” Keith adds.
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