A conventual drag

Last night, I had an epiphany: I suddenly noticed just how well the names of female, medieval saints double as drag names, and I knew I had to share that important insight with you as soon as possible.


“Sure,” you might say, “You were unable to fall asleep yesterday, weren’t you? At some point you hit the critical mass of insomnia-induced grogginess and that’s when this started seeming like a good idea.”


Well, yes.


Still – hear me out. Cast your mind towards the hallowed halls of your local gay club. (Actually, that probably closed down recently. It’s genuinely dispiriting how many LGBTQ bars and clubs have disappeared in the last few years. Anyway, you might want to cast your mind towards televised drag performances instead.) Imagine the following performers stepping onto the stage: Eurosia. Saint Potensiana. Scholastica. 


It just works. And I don’t know about you, but I’m already excited about the lip sync battle between Christina the Astonishing and Miss Senorina on Season 45 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.


They say you shouldn’t try to improve upon perfection, but I couldn’t help myself. And so, in the spirit of insomnia and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, I give you:


Birgitta of Sweet End
Marina the Hunk
Hildegard von Bangin’
Clare A’Sissy
Saint Humily-Tea
Burgundy O’Hara
Trinity K Bonet
Julie-Annora Fizz


I would love to invite you to play along and share your favourite medieval drag-saint names in the comments.




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