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us: Male impersonators


  • Here are entered works on women who impersonate men, generally for purposes of entertainment or comic effect. Works on men who impersonate women, generally for purposes of entertainment or comic effect, are entered under [Female impersonators.] Works on persons, especially males, who assume the dress and manner of the opposite sex for psychological gratification are entered under [Transvestites.]
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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Cross-dressers
    • us: Crossdressers
    • us: Drag kings
    • us: Impersonators, Male
    • us: Impersonators of men
    • us: Kings, Drag
  • Variants

    • us: Cross-dressers
    • us: Crossdressers
    • us: Drag kings
    • us: Impersonators, Male
    • us: Impersonators of men
    • us: Kings, Drag
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

      Impersonators, MaleImpersonators, Male
  • Sources

    • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 8, 2006 ("Drag kings are female bodied or identified performance artists - usually lesbians or transmen - who dress in masculine 'drag' as part of their routine ... The term drag king is sometimes used in a broader sense, to include female-bodied people who dress in traditionally masculine clothing for other reasons. This usage includes women temporarily attempting to pass as men and women who wish to present themselves in a masculine gender role without identifying as a man.")
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on women who impersonate men, generally for purposes of entertainment or comic effect. Works on men who impersonate women, generally for purposes of entertainment or comic effect, are entered under [Female impersonators.] Works on persons, especially males, who assume the dress and manner of the opposite sex for psychological gratification are entered under [Transvestites.]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Female impersonators; Transvestites]
  • Change Notes

    • 2006-02-08: new
    • 2007-06-27: revised
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