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Before Stonewall and the legalization of gay marriage, before RuPaul or Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, there was Darcelle XV’s. Founded in 1967, it's the longest-running drag revue in the country, with a never-ending parade of bejeweled dresses, feather boas, Cher tunes, and double entendres. Now 86 years old, and still hosting multiple shows a night, we sat down with Darcelle and her right-hand queen, Poison Waters, to talk about what drag means and how the club has evolved, and to swap some great old stories.

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