Quarantined drag queens land TV show in Israel


A aerial view shows a closed amusement park and empty road due to the government’s measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s drag queens have found themselves confined to their homes amid a nationwide virus lockdown, their elaborate wigs and glittery dresses languishing in the closet.

Two of them decided to make the best of it by putting on a variety show in their own living room.

First broadcast on Facebook, the show was recently picked up by a TV network. Tal Kallai, who goes by the stage name Talula Bonet, and fellow drag queen Yuval Edelman, known as Ziona Patriot, perform musical numbers and trade jokes around a table packed with bottles of disinfectant.

In one episode, Kallai shows how to apply lipstick to the outside of a face mask.

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(This story was originally published on April 8, 2020)

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