An artist who goes by the name of Saint Hoax is making waves on the Internet with an art project that depicts prominent world leaders in drag.
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Called "War Drags You Out," the project consists of a series of digital illustrations of leaders as diverse as George W. Bush, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Hitler and Osama Bin Laden in drag.
"After attending a drag show for the first time, I was struck by the richness of this glamour oriented culture," Sain Hoax writes on his website. "I took a minute to actually look at the faux queens and deconstruct their main components – flamboyant name, fierce persona, defining outfits, personalized hairdo, a trademark feature and one hell of a PR team.
"I then realized that it takes that same exact effort to make a leader."
Like drag queens, he says, political/religious leaders are expected to entertain, perform and occasionally lip-sync a public speech.
"But unlike drag queens, the fame-hungry leaders don't know when to take their costumes off."
Interviewed by the Huffington Post, Saint Hoax said he wants his art "to become a constant reminder that the idolized leaders are merely performers in drag. My art is purely 'POPlitical' rather than political."