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Where has all the drag in Vancouver gone? Max Collins explores the city's drag community in the wake of multiple venue closures.

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    • Society & Culture

Where has all the drag in Vancouver gone? Max Collins explores the city's drag community in the wake of multiple venue closures.

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    S01 E07: Onwards and Outwards

    S01 E07: Onwards and Outwards

     With opinions from all of those interviewed in previous episodes, Max gets an idea of what the future of Davie Village looks like, and what Vancouver drag performers will need to do to survive and thrive in that future. Performers share the projects they are working on in the future.  

     Dragged Out is proudly sponsored by JQ Clothing and the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts.   

    • 31 min
    S01 E06: Do It Yourself, Do It Together

    S01 E06: Do It Yourself, Do It Together

    Max looks into drag performers that are taking their acts past the confines of the city’s nightclubs – she speaks with Do-It-Yourself community art venues to see how drag lives on outside of Davie Village, and finds out about those venues' own struggles with money and City legislature.  

     Dragged Out is proudly sponsored by JQ Clothing and the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts.  

    • 37 min
    S01 E05: East and West

    S01 E05: East and West

    Max heads to Vancouver's east side to learn more about the flourishing drag scene in that side of the city. She explains the differences between east side drag and west side drag (if there are any), and she learns more about the diverse history of drag on the East side from the help of a few friends.

     Dragged Out is proudly sponsored by JQ Clothing and the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts.  

    • 41 min
    S1 E04: The Aftermath

    S1 E04: The Aftermath

     Max meets with a city planner to learn more about the climate of owning and operating a club in Vancouver from a legal perspective. Current club owners and Davie Village drag hosts explain how they are keeping themselves afloat in light of the closings. 



    Dragged Out is proudly sponsored by JQ Clothing and the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. 

    • 36 min
    S1 E03: Patron Saint

    S1 E03: Patron Saint

     Max hears from performers that were around to witness the rise and fall of Jenn Mickey’s two clubs, 1181 and XY. Artists who worked in those spaces discuss their relationship with Mickey, the shows that they put on together, and the closing of those spaces. 



    Dragged Out is proudly sponsored by JQ Clothing and the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts.

    • 40 min
    S1 E02: The Fight

    S1 E02: The Fight

     Max learns more about the history of Vancouver’s drag community: she hears stories that date as far back as the 1950’s, and discovers key moments in the struggle for safe spaces in the city. 



     Dragged Out is proudly sponsored by JQ Clothing and the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts.  

    • 39 min

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