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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No792.702 Pasu
TitleHow you get famous : ten years of drag madness in Brooklyn / Nicole Pasulka.
AuthorPasulka, Nicole. author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101995293792.702 Pasu6/22/2022 Due on 7/24/2022Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781982115791 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 1982115793 (hardcover)
Personal Name Pasulka, Nicole. author.
Title Statement How you get famous : ten years of drag madness in Brooklyn / Nicole Pasulka.
Edition Statement First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.
Physical Description x, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Formatted Contents Note Welcome to New York City -- "Work harder, girl" -- DragNet, get caught in it -- There's no place like Sugarland -- The first annual Bushwig Festival -- Supermodel of the East Village -- A reality TV show is born -- Vote Krystal for Drag Race -- The BK to the RDR -- Mr(s) Williamsburg -- Call me mother -- "Wear a crown, fuck with gender." -- The velourian scream -- Monsters reign -- Super queens -- Go, West -- The Rosemont Kids -- Feeling Thorgeous -- "Your makeup is terrible" -- A professional party girl -- We love you, Merrie Cherry -- Hello, Bushwig! -- Take it to the runway -- Proud Merrie -- Bitch, I won.
Summary, Etc. "A madcap adventure through a tight-knit world of drag performers making art and mayhem in the greatest city on earth. Ten years ago, an aimless coat check girl better known today as Merrie Cherry sweet-talked her boss into giving her $100 to host a drag show at a Brooklyn dive bar. Soon, kids like Aja were kicking their way into the scene, sneaking into clubs, pocketing their tips to help mom pay the mortgage, and sharing the stage with electric performers like Thorgy Thor and Sasha Velour. Because suddenly, in the biggest, brightest city in America, drag was offering young, broke, creative queer people a chance at real money-and for thousands or even millions of people to learn their names. In How You Get Famous, journalist Nicole Pasulka joyfully documents the rebirth of the New York drag scene, following a group of iconoclastic performers with undeniable charisma, talent, and a hell of a lot to prove. The result is a sweeping portrait of the 21st-century search for celebrity and community, as well as a chronicle of all the struggles, fights, and disappointments along the way. A rollicking account of the quest to make a living through an art form on the cusp of becoming a cultural phenomenon, How You Get Famous offers an unmissable romp through the gritty and glamorous world of Brooklyn drag"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Male impersonators.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Female impersonators.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Drag shows History. New York (State) New York
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) History 21st century.

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