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Takataapui TV: The World According to Drag Artistes

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Tess Tickle The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT documentary programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 2 June: "Women always break space. Women will break space with us because they think that its ok and they're drunk and they're girls. But it's not ok, and they wonder why we get so offended. But it's not right, there's a bubble and if you break it we burst." - DeeZaStar. What goes on underneath all those sequins, high heels and lipstick? This week on Takataapui, fresh views from the mouths of mangai takataapui in the drag community. We speak to Taane Mete and Kornisha, Edward Cowley and Buckwheat Supernova, George Kini and Felisha, Anthony Hotere and Tess Tickle and Kneel Halt and DeeZa Star and find out that these boys and their alter-egos don't often agree! "A lot of people don't know who George is, they only know Felisha. George is a lot more timid and a lot quieter but once the eyelashes come off and I see him she goes back into the wardrobe and calms down and he puts her to bed." - Felisha discussing George Kini. "I worry about Anthony actually because he gets ignored every now and then you know and I think it's important to look after Anthony. But Tess seems to get, yeah Tess gets the last word on everything, so know I do feel sorry for Anthony but hey: Anthony gets to see Tess dressed up so he's proud of her. (laughs)." - Tess Tickle. Takataapui is broadcast on Maori Television each Monday night at 9:30pm, then repeats on Freeview's Stratos channel at 10pm. More from the Takataapui crew is available to view on the net via Gay Gogglebox TV, linked below. Takataapui TV - 27th May 2008

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First published: Tuesday, 27th May 2008 - 4:13pm

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