How does a ladyboy hide her five o’clock shadow in time to host the Gay Cabaret?
Lipstick, I say. Bright red lipstick, blended with concealer, much dedication, and VOILA, a very lovely ladyboy she it makes.
In a land far, far away called Philadelphia, the good people sought out the one and only Kevin Darling to host their special cabaret dinner party.
Oh, Darling, your very first drag show! They’ll never know.
Tell me, how does it feel?
To be a star on the rise?
Rehearsing those lip syncs in your mind, feeling the tug of your hair in all the right ways.
Take a good look, darling.
From way up close.
I see it, I do.
One last look, and into the clothes we go.
Because, Darling, it’s showtime.
photography // Jessica Lapidos, Patrick McGrene