Over the past decade, drag kings have slowly filtered into the consciousness of mainstream America. Drag kings— female-bodied or female-identified individuals who impersonate men— have been featured everywhere from music videos to magazine spreads. Still, little is truly known about these performers who evoke such discomfort and desire.
The 10-minute video “Jaywalking” delves into the intricacies of the drag king world. With the assistance of rising star Jay Walker and other veteran performers in San Francisco, the video explores the comical and liberating aspects of women dressing as men. It reveals not only the artistry of drag king performances, but their revolutionary spirit.
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