Julia @ 'Kinky Boots' - I’d rather have a world run by drag queens

What’s It about?

A drag queen and a factory owner team up to create the boldest and craziest line of stilettos the world has ever seen.


My experience.

I’m gonna be honest — I’m not 100% comfortable being around drag queens.

I’m not against them, but I never really got into watching shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race. I try not to talk about it, but here I feel like I should because I came out of the theatre feeling differently.

I remember when the first scene started and I saw little Charlie and little Simon. I remember feeling kinda happy for Simon when he was trying on those red heels, but then angered when his father reprimanded him for it. I was like, they’re just shoes, dude. Calm down!

I’ve always been one to question why certain things are gender-specific. Why is blue associated with boys and pink with girls when we are babies? Why are dolls and tea parties for girls, and action figures and sports for boys? So I was a little shook when I found out that heels were actually more popular among men in the 1500s, and women only started wearing them as a sign of equality. I honestly find it funny how that trend went away, and a musical (of all things) is bringing it back up.

Despite how I feel about drag queens, I think it is far more admirable to be who you are rather than to confine yourself and act out violently like so many ‘manly’ men try to do. When the male factory workers made fun of Simon for coming in without his drag outfit I thought, these are the types of people that make the world a bad place. What good comes from trying to tear someone down? All they got was a temporary feeling of power over someone in that moment. As soon as Simon walked away they went right back to living their miserable little lives. So what if Simon dresses up like a woman? Why is that worse than the toxic masculinity that accomplishes nothing but negativity and hatred? I’d rather have a world run by drag queens who actually are accepting and caring than the idiot politicians we already have who keep causing wars.

People honestly need to evaluate themselves and see the darkness in their hearts.

NOW CLOSED. NO WORRIES WE GOTCHU!

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