DFW Bar Puts On Mother’s Day Drag Brunch

Front of Red Goose Saloon in Fort Worth | Image by Andrew Norsworthy
Front of Red Goose Saloon in Fort Worth | Image by Andrew Norsworthy

Red Goose Saloon in Fort Worth hosted another all-ages drag brunch over the weekend, celebrating Mother’s Day with drag performances.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, the venue faced a protest in April when it showcased a Disney-themed drag brunch. Like previous shows at Red Goose Saloon, the businesses allowed minors to attend.

“We recommend that our audience be over the age of 16, just for the language, musical content, and suggestive humor. However, we pride ourselves on being an all-inclusive brunch. If you want to bring your children, please do so at your own discretion,” show organizers advised.

Drag in general has come under fire from some quarters in recent years for purportedly being misogynistic.

“I’m concerned about how this impacts children’s view of biology and reality, but also these men — and in this case a woman — who dress up in these outlandish costumes that present to children this very pornographied view of women where it is these insanely large prosthetic breasts and clownlike makeup with huge hair,” said Republican activist Michelle Evans of Williamson County, speaking with DX back in February.

DX reached out to Red Goose Saloon owner Chris Hutchinson on a number of occasions and asked whether he was a misogynist. The news outlet has yet to receive a response.

Sunday’s Mother’s Day drag brunch featured local performers Bradina Jay, Monroe Chesser, Barbie Davenport Dupree, and Kiana Lee, among others.

“If you bring your mother, tickets are buy 1 get one for $10 with promo code ‘MOTHER’ at checkout. This could be your mother figure, blood, chosen, etc. Just bring that special person!” the venue posted on its Facebook page ahead of the event.


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