This Friday night, Hong Kong's drag community will gather for an event the likes of which the city hasn't seen before. This Saturday, Drag Domination sees the city's best drag queens take the stage for what promises to be a huge fabulous evening of performances, lip sync battles, and the unveiling of a brand new queen. We spoke with the wonderfully named Coco Pop, a leafing Hong Kong drag figure and one of the organisers of this weekend's event, about what to expect at this loud and proud night out.
Hi, Coco! What's Drag Domination all about?
It's a bunch of drag queens finding an excuse to have a party.
The LGBT festival season is just beginning. It's time to have some fun, and make history for the local drag culture.
Why is this important for Hong Kong?
Everyone deserves the chance to be themselves, and drag queens are the perfect example of how to live with confidence, and being fabulous.
What sort of obstacles exist for budding Hong Kong drag queens?
Finding a stage bigger than 2 square meters!
What's drag scene like in Hong Kong?
It is glowing slowly and becoming more visible. For the last few years, I've been happy to see more opportunities because of more commercial support, and not just from the local LGBT community.
What can we expect to see at Drag Domination?
For the first time ever, six talented drag queens lining up together in Hong Kong, and behaving outrageously!