Dude Looks Likes a Lady

In a way, drag is the ultimate male vision of womanhood. If you think about it for a moment, it’s actually a flattering homage. It’s not about the hair, the shoes, the makeup, and the dresses — that is just the medium. A queen’s (and notice they’re called “queens,” not “princesses”) most important accessory, the one thing she must have above all else, is a larger-than-life personality. Her personality must fill the room to overflowing. It must overwhelm you, sweep you under, maybe scare you just a tad, and then win your heart. And if that isn’t the best description of womanhood you’ve ever read, put down this newspaper right now. Miss Richfield 1981 — or Miss R to you sweeties — is a Queen with a capital Q. She is bringing her latest show, Sweet & Sour Richfield Made in China!, to the Manor this weekend. This new production will feature colorful videos, twisted sing-alongs, and a healthy heap of audience interaction. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $25 to $30. The Manor is located at 2345 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Call 954-626-0082, or visit themanorcomplex.com. To learn more about Miss Richfield 1981, visit missrichfield.com.
Fri., March 22, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 23, 8 p.m., 2013
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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