Terrifying Drag: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto/Faluda Islam + Kareem Khubchandani/ LaWhore Vagistan

This October 15, 2019 conversation brought together two fabulous US-based South Asian drag queens, Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan, to discuss a broad array of topics connected to the aesthetics of their practices. Specifically: pastiche as a mode of re-making the world; death as well as conviviality as strategies in drag; camp theory and a discussion of it more broadly in relation to race and ethnicity; “queer Muslim futures,” the title of one of Faluda Islam’s events; the futurity of drag more generally; national/transnational frames of reference; and online vs. live performances. Curated and moderated by A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar Alpesh Kantilal Patel (Florida International University).

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