Put Some Gay In Your Day, Dallas!

Kisses & Makeup


Before 1994, the only exposure to drag we’d ever have was walking through the living room as our mom watched Tammy Faye Bakker on PTL Club. (Man, our mother wore a ton of makeup.)

But then, a relatively mainstream movie hit our small-town theater and our life was forever changed. Yep, hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Priscilla, Queen of the Desert sashayed into the hearts of gays everywhere.

Not surprisingly, the film’s held up remarkably well and it’s relevant as ever. This week, the Texas Theatre gives us two opportunities to celebrate.

First up is Thursday night’s Bar Art where Susie Sue leads an evening of arts-and-crafting in a Priscilla-themed edition of the interactive exercise in creative expression. It could provide just the inspiration necessary for the drag outfit you’ll don to Friday night’s 35mm showing of the film presented by CinéWilde.

A pre-screening discussion of costuming with Dallas’ own Michael Robinson of Dallas Costume Shoppe will provide a fun, technical lead-in to the outrageous outfits that made Priscilla such an iconic film.

After the movie, the rest of the night belongs to drag queens and kings—amateurs and professionals alike.

So stick a couple ping-pong balls where the sun don’t shine and start practicing your talent. You’ll have the chance to perform a three-minute song in front of the audience, too, if you feel so inclined.

Who knows, you could earn enough tips to pay for your movie ticket.

And at least half a flip-flop dress.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Events at the Texas Theatre
Thursday, August 28

8:00 p.m.: Priscilla-themed Bar Art Night

Friday, August 29
Tickets: $10.50 at movietickets.com
8:30 p.m.: Pre Show Discussion
9:00 p.m.: Film
11:00 p.m.: Drag Show