Emory Drag Show Review

Quite a few factors make the Emory drag show my favorite event of the year. If you missed it, I am so sorry, but I will do my best to fill you in. 

Now, I loved the entire show, but here are some of the most memorable moments:

Rathskeller Improv Group

Hilarious! This group went on stage dressed in drag (obviously) and did the beginning of an improv scene. Here’s what they said but reconstructed from my memory, they definitely said it funnier and better.

“We don’t curse! Can anyone give me an animal”

“Did I hear lizard?”

“How about Lizzo!?”

(Dear Rathskeller group I apologize for butchering your hilarious intro)

Then they did a lip-sync and dance to the Kidz Bop Version of Truth Hurts. You know the version where they replace “why men great” with “why you great” and “I just took a DNA test turns out I’m 100% that b*tch” with “100% that kid”. Here are some highlights:

For “Aint worried bout a ring on my finger” they put up their middle fingers to the crowd. You know the iconic line “so you can tell your friend, ‘shoot your shot’ when you see ‘em/ It’s ok he already in my DMs”? Well, KidsBop made it, “it’s ok he already knows my feelings” and then the girls dressed as guys pointed to their d*cks. I love a good Kids Bop and sexual dancing combo.

A few groups pulled audience members in for their numbers. One drag queen stood on the pew over another guy and covered his face in whip cream. Another took off her belt, wrapped it around an audience member’s neck and brought him onstage. Of course, almost all of the “interactive” performances ended with a lapdance. 

The drag queen emcee really kept the show running with her comments. After one performance, she quoted Rupaul’s famous line, “You’re born naked and the rest is drag” and then commented on SPC’s performance by saying something like, “and thank god Rupaul said that or else I wouldn’t know what to call that”. SPC- you were hilarious I could not stop laughing. 

The emcee also hit on politics with a very comedic approach. Saying she would never tell us who to vote for and then casual spitting out Elizabeth Warren’s name. Then, she told us that Stacey Abrams would be the governor if Kemp wasn’t in charge of counting votes. Thank you QUEEN for that quality political commentary.

Overall, the performers had killer dance moves, beautiful voices, and AMAZING outfits. I love that enough Emory students to fill a church came together to support Emory Pride. The show was a very tender and wholesome experience.