Kind of a Drag (Queen) / Una Especia de Drag (Queen)

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IN 2008, WHILE we were living in Las Vegas, we went with San Geraldo’s sister Linda, her husband Tom, and two cousins who were visiting from Norway to see Cirque du Soleil’s new production of “Love” (the Beatles). One of the songs performed was “Lady Madonna” and the character was costumed to appear about 6 months pregnant. After the show, when we were waiting at valet for our car, San Geraldo commented that the pregnant woman could really move.

I said, “Jerry, she’s not really pregnant. It’s a fake belly made of silicone.”

“It is not!” he insisted.

“Jerry, what are they going to do, hire a new six-months-pregnant dancer every month?”

And then Linda (remember, she IS his sister), the voice of reason (?), spoke up. “No, she really is pregnant. I have her picture in the program!”

You’ll understand why I thought of this when you read the story under the last photo in this series from Torremolinos Gay Pride 2019.


EN 2008, MIENTRAS vivíamos en Las Vegas, fuimos con Linda, una hermana de San Geraldo; su marido, Tom; y dos primas que estaban visitando desde Noruega para ver la nueva producción de “Love” (los Beatles) del Cirque du Soleil. Una de las canciones interpretadas fue “Lady Madonna” y el personaje estaba disfrazado para aparecer con aproximadamente 6 meses de embarazo. Después del espectáculo, cuando estábamos esperando nuestro coche, San Geraldo comentó que la mujer embarazada realmente podía moverse.

Le dije: “Jerry, ella no está realmente embarazada. Es un vientre falso hecho de silicona”.

“¡No lo es!” insistió.

“Jerry, ¿qué van a hacer, contratar a una bailarina embarazada de seis meses … cada mes?”

Y entonces Linda (recuerda, ella ES su hermana) — la voz de la razón (?) — habló. “No, ella realmente está embarazada. ¡Tengo la foto en el programa!”

Comprenderás por qué pensé en esto cuando leíste la historia en la última foto de esta serie de Torremolinos Gay Pride 2019.

“Jerry,” I told him, “those were not REAL BREASTS.” “But she was wearing PASTIES!” he argued.
“Jerry,” le dije, “esos no eran PECHOS REALES”. “¡Pero ella estába usando PEZONERAS!” argumentó él.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

26 thoughts on “Kind of a Drag (Queen) / Una Especia de Drag (Queen)”

  1. You can take the ‘boy’ out of the Dakotas but you can’t take the Dakotas out of the boy. I can almost relate to Gerry sometimes.

    1. Jim:
      I have a feeling you two are very similar, but I think Ron has a touch of that wholesome innocence, too!

    1. Kirk:
      Jerry loved your comment. (I still don’t think he’s quite convinced.) When he saw my post he said, “See she WAS wearing pasties!” I told him that didn’t mean the breasts were real! (But they sure did have an almost natural bounce and jiggle.)

  2. I’m with SG here. Drag breasts always throw me off! I adore that man! The queen in the first picture has beautiful legs, and those shoes, yummers!

    1. Deedles:
      I was amazed at how these bounced and jiggled as she walked. Still, they were way too perky for a “woman” of that size and age. Should I see if I can find those shoes for you? They could be your “sit down and admire my sexy feet” shoes.

      1. Honey, just the thought of those shoes made my feet swell up and yell “NO!” .My feet are perfectly symmetrical (no brag, just fact) and quite flawless (no corns etc.), but, size elevens are functional not sexy. I am a natural swimmer, though. I can admire a nice pair of heels on someone else. Those are pretty and Maddie would look lovely in them.

      2. Deedles:
        Size 11?!? Same as Jerry’s mother! I understand your problem. Jerry’s size 14s are not only challenging to find but, when he does find something he likes and they have his size, the shoes that come out from the back don’t look anything like what was on the shelf. Clown shoes come to mind. Jerry’s god-daughter is a singer/actress. She performs a lot in night clubs and has a great patter. She once proudly showed off her really hot new shoes. And she explained the different types of shoes she had. She had all-day shoes, 4-hour shoes, 1-hour shoes, and “I’m just gonna put these on my feet and admire them… while I sit.”

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      Jerry felt much better reading your comment. I have to admit I was amazed at how those boobs bounced and jiggled! And, yes, the feathers!

    2. “Breast plates”, thanks Maddie! I knew “drag breasts” was not the term for those puppies!

    1. Liz:
      Well, I didn’t get up close and personal, but I’m fairly confident they were fake. Unlike Jerry, I have had SOME experience with breasts in my lifetime.

    1. Debra:
      The arguments are even funnier than the initial statements. “But she was wearing pasties!”

    1. Susan:
      Silicone is an amazing product. I’m sure they could pass as real in a more subtle setting. I want to get me a pair!

  3. The library the next town over did a Drag queen story time which led to Republicans calling for violence. City spent thousands to secure the event. Liberals get blamed for it.


    That good ol Republican Nazi Party.

    1. Adam:
      It is SO angering, hurtful, and upsetting. And one of the reasons we finally left.

    1. Urspo:
      Oh, I don’t know about that. But the Costa del Sol sunshine sure helps.

  4. Look at all the smiles!
    Love a good parade and I know exactly what you mean by being around “your own kind” or something like that.

    1. Ron:
      When we loved in Guilford, Connecticut, more than 20 years ago, I was desperate to meet other gay people. If we’d see a couple in the supermarket, I’d want to introduce myself. It was awful feeling. Here, I don’t have that desperation. We’re not tokens. We’re equal members of the community… AND YET… it sure is nice to see lots (and lots) of LGBTQs!

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