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There’s an incredible new Twitter account combining law and RuPaul’s Drag Race

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Who knew American drag queens were such experts on the BPTC?

A new legal Twitter account about the bar, as told through RuPaul’s Drag Race memes and gifs, has arrived.

“The bar needs to be queer and we’re here to make it queer” is what its administrator, Power Bottom QC, told us when we asked about the account, which was launched last month. “The bar has been too long full of cis men, the bar has been too long full of closeted men, the bar has been too long full of… men. We intend to queer the bar as it is long in need of reform (both inside and out).”

Tweets from @2shadyrow include pop culture memes but are dominated by Drag Race screengrabs. Take this delight, which shows how season three winner Raja might deal with an intimidating court experience:

It seems RuPaul has some opinions on the value of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC):

And here’s the EU law case of Factortame depicted by All Stars 2 winner Alaska licking a fish (not a sentence I ever thought I’d write):

The whole Twitter account seems to pay homage to the popular TV show, which is now in its tenth season. The profile picture is of series six winner Bianca Del Rio dressed as Judge Judy, while the bio, “You’re all born naked and wigs and gowns are drag”, is surely inspired by RuPaul’s 2014 track Born Naked.

So far, only about 20 people are following the account but among those are a Doughty Street Chambers barrister and a UCL law lecturer.

This, actually, isn’t the first time we’ve written an article on drag queens and the bar.

Earlier this year, we reported that a budding barrister from City Law School had competed in the Featherstone Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Moot in drag. For the past few years, the moot has ended with a performance from drag artist Kitty Monroe.

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12 Comments

Anonymous

I’ve just signed up for Twitter as it’s easier to go straight to the source for all of Katie’s articles rather than having to read all of them.

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Anonymous

Stick to your dictaphone grandpa.

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Anonymous

The first picture is how I imagine Trumpenkrieg looks.

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Anonymous

Ah I see that Drag Race has become too mainstream

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Anonymous

Moderation is the flavour of the day it seems

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Jacob Rees-Mogg

The art of journalism is dead

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Anonymous

Has the definition of ‘incredible’ changed…?

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Anonymous

Embarrassing.

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Anonymous

I feel dumb because i didnt get any of those jokes

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Disgusting of Tonbridge Swells

You must virtue signal and approve/celebrate this.

Your silence will constitute homophobia and will result in re-education.

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Anonymous

If something quite popular happens not to interest you personally, you must be sure to spend time from your day commenting on how anyone who does like it must be serving some sort of agenda. Your silence will constitute tacit agreement that the aspects of Western society you neither understand nor accept have become mainstream at almost the same rate your own views are dropping into irrelevance.

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Anonymous

Honest question, why does Legal Cheek keep comments enabled at all? Right or wrong they’re all just slagging the site off most of the time. Given it’s probably the same twenty or thirty people I can only assume that’s a significant part of the readership and they daren’t lose the traffic.

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