Monday, April 15, 2024

Ladies First Dives Into the Complexity of Ballroom Culture

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In this episode of Ladies First, Kori and Taylor talk about the history behind ballroom culture. We consider how drag culture factors in, and how ballroom reflects the complex relationships between race, gender, and class.

Some Key Ballroom Terms:

  • Butch Queen
  • Femme Queen
  • Houses
  • Kiki
  • Realness
  • Voguing

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Ballroom
Crystal LaBeija in The Queen (1968)

Image courtesy of Netflix and Grove Press

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