I have watched every season of Drag Race (even the blurry first one). However, I never fully understood the history of drag before reading Legendary Children. This book adds context to Rupaul’s Drag Race that I was completely missing.
Each chapter starts with some section of the show and explains how it fits into drag, and sometimes LGBTQ+, culture. From the Pit Crew to Untucked to the lipstick on the mirror, it’s all here.
I learned a bunch of history by reading Legendary Children. Important history that needs to be kept alive—especially outside of the LGBTQ+ community. This book is great for fans of Drag Race that want to dig a little deeper. 5 stars! Now it’s off to watch Dragula to see if it has hidden drag meaning too.
Thanks to Penguin Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.