We could not be more excited to be giving away a copy of our friends Tom and Lorenzo’s amazing new book, Legendary Children! (Which is on sale everywhere tomorrow.)
A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the pop culture blog Tom and Lorenzo
From the singular voices behind Tom and Lorenzo comes the ultimate guide to all-things RuPaul’s Drag Race and its influence on modern LGBTQ culture. Legendary Children centers itself around the idea that not only is RuPaul’s Drag Race the queerest show in the history of television, but that RuPaul and company devised a show that serves as an actual museum of queer cultural and social history, drawing on queer traditions and the work of legendary figures going back nearly a century. In doing so, Drag Race became not only a repository of queer history and culture, but also an examination and illustration of queer life in the modern age. It is a snapshot of how LGBTQ folks live, struggle, work, and reach out to one another–and how they always have–and every bit of it is tied directly to Drag Race. Each chapter is an examination of a specific aspect of the show–the Werk Room, the Library, the Pit Crew, the runway, the Untucked lounge, the Snatch Game–that ties to a specific aspect of queer cultural history and/or the work of certain legendary figures in queer cultural history.
Tom and Lorenzo are two of our absolute favorite people and we are so thrilled to see them welcome their beautiful new book into the world — and to give away a copy to one of you!
THE TASK: As usual, I’ll be picking the winners at random. To enter, please comment and share your very favorite Drag Race contestant.
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, March 6th. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Open to US readers only; all prizing courtesy of the publisher.)