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Queen for a Day

Queen for a Day was an old TV show in the 1950s that made dreams come true for bored, overworked housewives. This expression has come to mean a person who has everything she wants for the day. Usually, it's used in advertising by companies like spas or beauty salons.

In this article, the expression has a second meaning. As you can probably see, the person in the photo is a man. He is a drag queen - a man who dresses like a woman - for the day. He wrote this article based on his experiences of trying to learn how to be like a woman.

Cover article in The Boston Phoenix newspaper www.thephoenix.com October 25, 2002

 

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