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Jack Radcliffe Captures the Lily White Troupe of Female Impersonators

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: May 17, 2009   Updated: May 10 2011 • References: jackradcliffe.org and behance.net
Jack Radcliffe's behind-the-scenes snaps of the Lily White Troupe give a poignant glimpse into the mysterious world of female impersonators.

Jack Radcliffe's Lily White Troupe portraits offer a far different take on drag queens from the glitz and glamour that's often captured while these divas are onstage. Click through the gallery above to see what I mean.

Implications - These thought-provoking images were captured in the 80s when AIDS started to affecting people of a widespread level. The pictures depict a gathering of individuals creating drag entertainment. The performances were put together to raise money for those affected by the disease. These emotional images truly captures the support the community had for one another in a time where society was less tolerable to an "alternative" lifestyle.