Although some competitive walks involve crossdressingin other cases the goal is to accentuate a male participant's masculinity or a female participant's femininity as a parody of heterosexuality. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Views Read Edit View history. Ballroom culture and the spatial practice of possibility in Detroit". Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.
The modern ballroom culture has existed for at least five decades.
This account from the metropolitan Washington, D. This article needs additional citations for verification. A Journal of Social Theory. Sexual attraction to cross-dressers. Autoandrophilia Autogynephilia Feminization Petticoating Transvestic fetishism. In the subsequent decades, drag balls eventually developed the modern, mainstream format we know today.
Houses "walk" compete against one another in "balls" judged on dance skills voguingcostumes, appearance, and attitude. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The dance styles which later characterized drag houses had not been developed; competitions between houses involved standard drag performances in which entertainers lip-synced or, rarely, sang. Voguing and the house ballroom scene of New York City Theorizing the Gender System in Ballroom Culture".