Drag queens have been performing in Finland since the 70’s. The scene has been about men dressing and performing as women. In the past ten years the art form has developed under the ground and now, during last two years, there has appeared many new, younger queens in the scene. The youngest one started doing drag we he was 12.
Not all of the new artists are boys. The scene is widening and getting more queer-friendly. It’s not all about the female impersonations — a drag queen can perform as a female or male or mix of the stereotypes of them both. The artists play with the genders and it doesn’t matter who you are behind the costume and makeup.