Saturday, July 06, 2013

"God is a Scottish Drag Queen"

Obviously I live a sheltered life.  I have never heard of the performance, "God is a Scottish Drag Queen" before.  One of my knitting friends, Fiona Ellis,  posted it to my FB wall. Notice that I said "knitting" friend.  I didn't say "theatre" friend, or "drag queen" friend or even "Scottish" friend.

Apparently this review has been wildly popular with the mainstream, so much so that it has filtered down to my very obscure niche area, knitting. I have made a mental note to "get out more," become more "involved" because, it appears, that life is "passing me by!!"

Somehow I have missed some subtle transitions somewhere in the heavens. It seems that I have missed the fact that God, according to this post anyway, has taken on a nationality - Scottish and a gender - male.  OK maybe he has always been male, just never ask that question of a feminist.

Here is a Youtube clip of some of the review.

So what do we do now? Church of Scotland is the dominate form of Christianity in Scotland - a practice that is somewhat austere, and very spare as far as ornamentation is concerned. This is timely, given the economic crises facing the world. Drag Queen is a little more difficult to deal with. Perhaps the message is a genderless society with all people (men & women) equal and therefore not segregated, or faced with certain expectations.

Now the topic of the video clip is Whales, with all due respect to Captain Ahab, we need to look at our dwindling bio-diversity. Humour it is. In your face it is. A rude awakening, you bet!! But then to quote from that famous scottish poet, Robert Burns - in  To A Louse

O wad some Power the giftie gie us 
To see oursels as ithers see us! 
It wad frae mony a blunder free us, 
An' foolish notion: 
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, 
An' ev'n devotion!

Have a day of unexpected delights!!


  1. This is a hoot. Love a drag queen who isn't trying to be too "glam"

  2. I have never heard of this until this very moment. Now I think I might be able to develop a weird attachment to it...just for the name alone.