Haus of Lily: Beijing Drag House

Society & Culture

We sat down with Elizabeth Stride to talk about how drag culture has evolved in China.

Haus of Lily is a drag house based in Beijing. We sat down with one of its prominent queens, Elizabeth Stride, to talk about how drag culture has been evolving in China. “In terms of what people are willing to discuss, the conversation has changed,” Stride says.

It’s hard to know where the conversation is going these days. This video was shot before China’s recent moves against “effeminate men” and the Douyin ban of one of its star content producers, Kāng Yǎyǎ 康雅雅, known for his cross-dressing.

Suggested for you