Ask a homo: The costs of doing drag, with Miz Cracker.

How Much Does Drag Cost? A Lot More Than You Might Think. 

How Much Does Drag Cost? A Lot More Than You Might Think. 

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Expanding the LGBTQ Conversation
Nov. 21 2014 2:30 PM

Ask a Homo: A Queen on Queens, Part 2!

How much does all that makeup cost?

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Welcome back to Ask a Homo, a judgment-free zone where the gays of Outward answer questions about LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other queer conundrums. The week, we return for part two of our kiki with Miz Cracker about all things drag. Topics include: the cost of foundation, the fear of attack, and the curious division between the queen and king communities. If this segment piques your interest, be sure to check out (and tip!) a hard-working drag queen near you; all of Cracker's ongoing shows in New York City can be found at her website

If there are questions you’ve been dying to ask a member of the real rainbow coalition, this is your chance. Send your queries—for publication—to, and please put “ASK A HOMO” in the subject line. Note that questions may be edited.


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Miz Cracker is a writer and drag queen living and werking in Harlem, New York. She was the 2016 Excellence in Column Writing award winner for the Association of LGBTQ Journalists (NLGJA), and she is a contestant on season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. A current listing of her shows and appearances can be found at

J. Bryan Lowder is a Slate associate editor and the editor of Outward. He covers life, culture, and LGBTQ issues.

Christian Lesperance is a freelance video producer and editor working with Slate. Check out more of his work here.