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Speedify LIVE: Behind the Scenes of a Virtual Drag Show
February 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
On the 52nd episode of Speedify Live we take a look at the world of Drag Queens and Drag Shows with Orange Gina, of Queer The Norm, working through That’sDrag.com to provide companies and communities with a one of a kind experience.
Gina joins us to share their experiences in the world of Drag, how they ended up moving to their shows to the online space, and where their name comes from!
Here are our 5 takeaways from our chat with Orange Gina:
- Orange Gina says that before the pandemic they didn’t know much about streaming, but have learnt a lot over the past year. With interaction being a requirement for their paid shows, they started out with Zoom, but they’re planning on moving onto different, possibly better platforms.
- The equipment used for Orange Gina’s Drag Bingo is something anyone could use when starting out: a Logitech webcam mounted on a microphone stand with a magnet and an old desk lamp. That’s all you need to start really, but Gina has also converted their bedroom to be more modular, so they can move some furniture and pull down a green screen.
- Gina plans on moving to Twitch for their own streams, starting with a Sims 2 stream as it has been a huge part of the lives of many LGBTQIA+ community members, including Gina’s. They’re planning on listening to viewers, and creating an amazing, welcoming experience for everyone.
- When asked about inspirations, Orange Gina notes their first Drag Show, where they saw the reality of what Drag can be like: it isn’t about the female illusion, it is about feeling good, having fun, and just freeing and being yourself. You can make your own rules and decide what Drag really is for you personally!
- What has really brought Orange Gina to Speedify was the Streamergencies they experienced running their live shows: when they first started, there were times when the internet would just disconnect and reconnect constantly, which led to a lot of panicking, especially when the internet went out for 10 whole minutes. Thankfully, somebody they did a gig for introduced them to Speedify, and they haven’t had a Streamergency since!
You don't have to look like a certain thing. You just have to be having fun doing what you're doing. That is the only key… Doing what you're doing, the audience will absorb that and they will enjoy what you're doing too.