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  • - Hello, Vanity Fair. my name is Bob the Drag Queen.

  • I'm here to teach you some drag slang,

  • little bit of lingo, little bit of the Queen's English.

  • [cheerful beat music]

  • A bar queen is a queen who has

  • made her career in the bars, in the gay bars.

  • 'Cause there's club kids and there's bar queens.

  • I am a proud bar queen, here's a sentence.

  • Look at that bar queen over there,

  • walking around with a fist full of singles.

  • No tea no shade is when someone's like,

  • listen, all bull [beeps] aside, this is the reality.

  • I'm not being shady, I'm just being real.

  • Miss thing no tea, no shade this color is not good on you.

  • Clock. All right, now clock, this is a,

  • Clock has some problematic undertones to it.

  • I want just everyone to know that clock is

  • when someone identifies something in you

  • that people think you are trying to hide.

  • For example, when someone goes,

  • "Oh, miss thing your hairline is clocked."

  • That means like I can

  • see the lace on your wig, and that is a wig,

  • like you been, we clocked your wig.

  • Hog body was made properly from

  • RuPaul's drag race, season six.

  • And it is in reference to the specifically

  • Adore Delano didn't wear a corset.

  • And she said that she has hog body

  • when she's not wearing a corset.

  • So it's just like having a beer-belly.

  • It's the gay version of having a beer-belly.

  • Eleganza extravaganza.

  • So elanganza extravaganza is essentially a way of

  • saying like, something is extremely elegant and extravagant.

  • So you'll, or you'll do like a big ball.

  • This is, this is like a derivative

  • of ballroom culture, but it's not

  • directly from ballroom culture.

  • It's essentially like talking like people in ballroom.

  • Mug is the face, this is the mug.

  • This is where the mug lifts.

  • So somebody goes, I wanna get closer to that mug

  • what they're saying is I would like

  • to get a shot of a close shot of your face.

  • Serving face.

  • When you are serving face, you're giving the mug.

  • you are giving the look, it's essentially

  • like we walked in the base category.

  • it's not just like having a beautiful face.

  • It's a lot of this, it is miss thing is serving face.

  • when she's giving you one of these.

  • You'll see a queen for like doing her makeup.

  • And go, Miss thing she really serving face tonight.

  • Heather.

  • Okay Heather is a term in reference to the movie Heathers.

  • And if you are a Heather, you're a very pretty girl.

  • You're one of the cool girls.

  • So the Heathers are the cool girls.

  • And you just call each other Heather.

  • Hey Heather, Oh hey Heather, hey Heather.

  • Purse first, I popularized the term purse first myself.

  • It is a phrase I came up with on drag race.

  • I was asked by Thorgy how I walked

  • into the runway my very first time.

  • And I said, well, I walked out purse first.

  • And then it kinda became like a catch phrase.

  • It's just like, it's just like a phrase

  • you shout out when you're feeling

  • yes miss thing purse first, purse first honey.

  • A boobie bib or a breast plate

  • is probably the most, proper term for it is like,

  • it looks, I don't know how else to describe it.

  • It looks like breasts, like large breasts, like a necklace.

  • Imagine if there was a necklace and breast

  • combined into one, you strap it behind your neck.

  • And then you use your word necklace to conceal the c.

  • Hunty is essentially the word hype.

  • So it's like, Oh yes, hunty she's feeling it tonight.

  • Painted.

  • So when you you've done your makeup

  • and then it looks extremely good.

  • You are painted like your makeup is so over.

  • So over the top you would say, miss thing,

  • you are painted on this night.

  • Squirrel friends, it just girlfriends.

  • Like, it's just a goofy way of saying girlfriends.

  • So, these are my squirrel friends.

  • We love hanging out and just like [chittering noises]

  • like chittering your cheddar together?

  • Like squirrels, do I don't know how squirrels chat together.

  • I don't know how squirrels communicate.

  • Showboating, I don't know if this is

  • necessarily a drag term, but I know

  • I got accused of showboating into

  • my season of RuPaul's drag race.

  • And showboating is basically gloating about your talents.

  • You're someone who really believes in their talents

  • and expresses them and has no qualm about

  • and letting everyone know that you truly are that bitch.

  • Beesh, in my opinion, most people say beesh.

  • and you really draw it out longer.

  • So it's like a, affectation of the word [beep]

  • And it usually lives by itself, beesh,

  • like that is that's the whole sentence

  • Boots, so I'll use it in a sentence first.

  • You'll say girl this outfit is fierce boots.

  • So in real life you would say this outfit is very fierce,

  • but in drag you would say this outfit is fierce boots.

  • Well, sometimes so someone will say like,

  • girl that show was amazing, you could just say boots.

  • And then you have like the house down boots.

  • Now the house down boots is like very, very, very.

  • like girl this show is fierce the house down boots.

  • It's like in Spanish for something like [speaks spanish]

  • or [speaks spanish], or [speaks Spanish]

  • it's like the more you keep adding [speaks Spanish]

  • It's like the bigger and bigger it gets.

  • And that is what the house down boots is.

  • I don't speak Spanish I just learned that

  • in Spanish class, in high school, 20 years ago.

  • Body-Ody-Ody.

  • Now body-ody-ody is usually referred to

  • when a person has what people would consider it,

  • an hourglass figure, breast going out,

  • hips going in, waist going in

  • and the hips, coming out again.

  • Honestly, they can be any extreme version of anybody type.

  • So if you're like slim and you're really slim

  • that's body-ody-ody.

  • If you're muscular and you're really muscular

  • or really beefy, or really curvy.

  • That's what body-ody-ody is.

  • A Meaty tuck.

  • So a meaty tuck is something that a lot

  • of drag Queens maybe don't wannna go for.

  • And some drag Queens do go for,

  • tucking is the art form of taking your genitals

  • and pushing them back to create

  • an illusion of not having a penis.

  • That's usually what tucking is.

  • And meaty tuck is when you don't

  • execute that incredibly well.

  • So you would say, miss thing

  • tonight I gotta meaty tack don't don't pan down.

  • Don't point the camera down

  • the tuck is meaty on this evening.

  • Cooking and baking, now cooking and

  • baking refers to when you do your face,

  • you will take powder and you'll highlight this area,

  • this, your T-zone, this area here, down here,

  • and you leave it on while you're like preparing

  • like getting your outfit together

  • and it punches up the highlights in your makeup.

  • So they'll be like, girl,

  • why is your face covered in powder, I'm baking.

  • Drag daughter.

  • Now a drag daughter is someone that you teach drag to.

  • A lot of times that is specifically reserved for

  • when you put someone in drag for their first time,

  • there'll be your drag daughter.

  • And a lot of other times it's more formal.

  • You have to like basically submit a request to be

  • someone's drag daughter.

  • I have a lot of drag moms.

  • My official drag mom is Peaches Christ.

  • She didn't teach me drag.

  • But she's taught me a lot about producing and

  • how to be a business person in drag.

  • But then again also Peppermint.

  • Bebe Zahara Benet, Sherry Vine,

  • Bianca Del Rio, all taught me a lot about

  • drag just through me, watching them and observing them.

  • But I'm not officially their drag daughter,

  • I just learned a lot.

  • Feeling the fantasy.

  • I mean, to me, this seems self explanatory,

  • what feeling the fantasy is.

  • So a big part of drag is a fantasy.

  • Like I create this image of myself where

  • I am this extremely wealthy

  • heiress to an, not heiress I am the owner of the estate.

  • She is feeling the fantasy

  • it's gonna be one of those nights.

  • So giving life is like, when you feel invigorated,

  • because you saw a great performance,

  • you saw a great picture.

  • You saw a great discussion.

  • You love someone's posts, it invigorated you,

  • your life feels more full.

  • That person is giving you life.

  • So I'll be like, girl I saw it right now.

  • I, when I first moved

  • to New York city,

  • I went down to Barracuda.

  • I saw Peppermint on stage turning the party

  • and she was giving me life.

  • Glamazon.

  • So a glamazon is a big glamorous lady.

  • Not doesn't have to be a lady,

  • but that's kinda like the connotation to it.

  • Like a femma presenting larger than life lady.

  • Who's really glamorous.

  • So it's a combination of glamorous

  • and amazon and you combined them together

  • and you say, well, she's the glamazon.

  • She is a, you know, big fierce lady.

  • Relying on body.

  • This is a phrase that was made popular by Michelle Visage.

  • Stop relying on that body.

  • Meaning you are using your, neck down physical attributes

  • to compensate for a lack of performance

  • or some other, aspect of your career.

  • Untuck.

  • So untucking is the act of you remember talking

  • about meat tucking earlier ?

  • Y'all remember meaty tuck, untucking is the undoing of that.

  • So at the end of the night or in the middle of your gig,

  • depending on how these are going down there,

  • you'll untuck and you'll free the bird from the cage.

  • The children.

  • So this goes back to, giving life, mom and children.

  • Basically the children's audience

  • or the people receiving your art.

  • So you say, Oh, miss thing she's gonna

  • give her children life tonight.

  • She's gonna do a good job for the audience.

  • It's so funny cause like to me these are all secondary.

  • Like I'm just so used to saying oh miss thing

  • she's hurting for the children.

  • Like she's out there giving, doing a really good job

  • so that your children, so the audience can enjoy themselves.

  • She owns everything.

  • And this is a phrase from Junior, who is,

  • one of the most iconic people in the history of ballroom.

  • This is from Paris is Burning says some

  • of the most iconic lines in queer history ever.

  • For example, have you ever heard

  • the word, the term opulence?

  • You own everything!

  • O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E opulence.

  • It is referring to someone like when they look rich,

  • when they look fierce and it's like,

  • bear in mind the room we're in

  • that person owns everything in this door.

  • Escandalo.

  • Escandalo is a Spanish word.

  • And it's like, girl that was scandalous.

  • I mean, I think it was pretty seems pretty self explanatory.