Book Review – Serving Face: Lessons on poise and (dis)grace from the world of drag by Felix Le Freak

First published, 2020

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Part biography, part life lesson, Serving Face is a series of interviews collected by acclaimed artist and comedian, Felix Le Freak, in which the world of drag culture is explored. What drag itself is seems to depend on who you ask but, from this reader’s perspective, it seems to be the full-throated, unapologetic expression of the highest form of self as art.

Along with tips on contouring and how to treat your wigs, there are plenty of rich and diverse characters in this lovely book, along with a very helpful glossary and some utterly stunning photography of some truly unique and beautiful artists.

Although plenty of us now feel like we understand drag, through shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race, Serving Face highlights and showcases drag kings, drag queens, non binary performers and what it means to find your authentic self on stage.

An excellent reference with intelligence, humour, sass and class, I really enjoyed it.