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A study on the movie 『Hedwig』 and Singer Lee Hee-moon's drag queen makeup - Focusing on the perspective of entertainment elements -

Dasom Kim, 명지대학교일반대학원영화뮤지컬과박사과정

Abstract: This paper studied the drag queen makeup of ‘Hedwig’, the main character of the movie 『Hedwig』, and the drag queen makeup of Lee Hee-moon. The study began from the point that Lee Hee-moon's Korean drag queen outfit was shown in various domestic TV programs and performances. The purpose of this study was to analyze the differences between Lee Hee-moon's drag queen makeup and the drag queen makeup of Hedwig. As a research method, it summarized the types and characteristics of all drag queen costumes worn in the scene where Hedwig performed in the movie 『Hedwig』 and analyzed the drag queen costume of Lee Hee-moon, who is active in domestic TV, YouTube (YouTube) channels, and live performances. The preceding research papers of this study mainly focused on drag queen's gender identity analysis and Hedwig's performance costume analysis. In this paper, it focused on the use of drag queen makeup as an entertainment element rather than Hedwig's gender performance. Lee Hee-moon's drag queen makeup was analyzed focusing on the to which he belonged. It referred to his new performances after the disbandment of . A comparative study on Lee Hee-moon's drag queen makeup was conducted mainly with the contents of his interview and what he said in his radio or TV appearances. The result of the study shows that Lee Hee-moon's drag queen makeup appeared in various art genres, broadcasting, and media using entertainment elements and it is predicted that various art genres could be used as entertainment elements and tried in media and performances in the future.
Keywords: drag / Hedwig / Lee Hee / Hee moon's / queen makeup

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