However, after she died from AIDS-related complications in , Corey made headlines when a mummified body was discovered in her former home. Investigators determined the badly decomposed corpse was that of Robert Worley, who was last seen in Clues found with the body vintage beer can lids suggested that he had been dead for at least 15 years, but no one who had socialized or lived with Corey during that time ever recalled her mentioning Worley, let alone confessing to killing him. Lois Taylor also told the reporter that Corey had written a short story about a transgender woman who killed her lover in revenge after he pressured her to have a sex change. However, without any kind of firsthand testimony from either Corey or Worley, it seems the mystery of how he died—and how he ended up in her closet—will never be solved. New York Magazine. Christopher Rudolph. I write about drag queens. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever. NewNowNext about archive.
Hence drag—and hence the fundamental importance of this subculture to the people it serves. If I had the opportunity, I could be one. Because I can look like one. Drag refuses to take our identities at their word, exposing the ways that femininity, or the class rituals of wealth, are put on to begin with. But the story of what drag culture is and why—as told by the queens themselves for the people who love it—is what makes the film so vital. The film is an education: a way into a lifestyle that even many of us who share an identity with the people onscreen otherwise had no access to, because this culture felt—still feels—so specific to a time and place. It was directed by a white filmmaker with relative financial and social privilege: a complete outsider to ball culture.
Dorian Corey born c. Raised on a farm in Buffalo, Dorian began performing in drag, and later transitioned into a woman when leaving the city. In the s, she worked as a window dresser in a Buffalo department store, Hengerer's, before moving to New York City to study art at Parsons. In the s, Dorian toured as a snake dancer in the Pearl Box Revue, a cabaret drag act. Corey was also the founder of the voguing "House of Corey".
Dorian Corey born c. In the s, she worked as a window dresser in a Buffalo department store, Hengerer's , before moving to New York City to study art at Parsons. In the s, Dorian toured as a snake dancer in the Pearl Box Revue, a cabaret drag act. Corey was also the founder of the voguing "House of Corey".