The bearded ladyboy

How does a ladyboy hide her five o’clock shadow in time to host the Gay Cabaret?

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Lipstick, I say. Bright red lipstick, blended with concealer, much dedication, and VOILA, a very lovely ladyboy she it makes.

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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.

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Oh, Darling, your very first drag show! They’ll never know.

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Tell me, how does it feel?

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To be a star on the rise?

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Rehearsing those lip syncs in your mind, feeling the tug of your hair in all the right ways.

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Take a good look, darling.

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From all angles, all of them.

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From way up close.

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I see it, I do.

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One last look, and into the clothes we go.

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Because, Darling, it’s showtime.

photography // Jessica Lapidos, Patrick McGrene

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