LOOK: Filipino drag queen wears ‘period’ theme gown

Manila Luzon shows off her controversial creation.

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1/9/2019 9:48 AM
LOOK: Filipino drag queen wears ‘period’ theme gown


Photo credit: @manilaluzon on IG

Filipino-American drag queen Manila Luzon wore a gown inspired by a woman’s period, which isn’t usually topic discussed in public.

On Instagram, Manila Luzon said her creation’s purpose was to “celebrate the perfectly normal human experience” but the production team behind the show RuPaul’s Drag Race didn't agree and even host RuPaul said that it was in “bad taste.” However, she still posted the gown on Instagram and said, “Many of my fans are young women who may feel pressured by society to be embarrassed by periods. It’s empowering to teach young women about their bodies, encourage them to celebrate them AND to question people who tell them not to! My goal with this look was to normalize menstruation by looking sick’ning even if I was on my period!”

The post gained mixed reactions but mostly positive.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ru said my ORIGINAL Curves & Swerves Runway look was in “bad taste” and production told me to wear my back up. I was really looking forward to wearing this gown that I think celebrates a perfectly normal human experience! Many of my fans are young women who may feel pressured by society to be embarrassed by periods. It’s empowering to teach young women about their bodies, encourage them to celebrate them AND to question people who tell them not to! My goal with this look was to normalize menstruation by looking sick’ning even if I was on my period! Instead, i decided to wear the beautiful quilted dress you saw in the episode because it is not my show, it’s Ru’s. But because of Ru, I have my very own platform to speak for myself and show you all my interpretation! ❤️ my Period Gown is by @theladyhyde

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