Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - 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.