Anonymous “POPlitical” artist Saint Hoax’s series “War Drags You Out” imagines world leaders and dictators dolled up as drag queens. Animated GIFs shows us the transformation of our queens like Obama, George W. Bush, Vladamir Putin, and even Osama Bin Laden. Like any good drag queen, they have stage names, too, like Putin’s “Vladdy Pushin,” and Bin Laden’s sassy moniker, “Ossie B.” The idea of this project came up where the artist was visiting a drag show. Saint Hoax explains:
Like drag queens, 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.
Kimmy Jungle (1983)
Georgia Buchette (1946)
Madame O’ Sane (1937-2006)
Ossie B’ (1957-2011)
Vladdy Pushin’ (1952)
Hitleria Hysteria (1889-1945)
Baricka O’Bisha (1961)
Queen Abby (1924)
While Saint Hoax’s unique project is over the top, it’s had some serious consequences
for the anonymous artist. Saint Hoax received over 70 death threats!