Dorian T. Fisk
Shanghai’s reigning drag king, Dorian T. Fisk, splits his time between China and Scotland.
A concentrated dose of hyper-masculine drag with a tantalizing twist of burlesque,
this award-winning, gender-blending performer serves up a heady cocktail of cheeky fun and sizzling sex appeal that will have you marinating in your own juices.
Shortly after his 2016 debut, Dorian became the first King to place in the 10 year history of Shanghai’s annual drag contest and in 2018, he soared to new heights as one of the top 3 drag performers in China.
He appears in Extravaganza, a queer film documentary about the Shanghai drag scene that took the 2019 independent festival circuit by storm.
Cofounder of DKNSTRKT, a China-based collective of drag artists who host workshops for anyone to learn the art of drag, Dorian has also taught masterclasses at the Shanghai School of Burlesque on the art of the male striptease and solo act development. His drag king workshops have spawned several drag babies including the award-winning Mitch Bitchpleaser and Scotland's hottest drag king boi band, The Tackleberries. Scroll down for more info on upcoming workshops.
Over the next few weeks, Dorian will be creating a web series which asks the question "Can the everyday person find in their immediate neighborhood, all the things it might take to be a home drag king in these times of isolation?" (SPOILER ALERT: All you need is a little bit of ingenuity). Created by Dorian as a way to stay creative (read: sane) between applying for benefits and job hunting, All Dragged Up & Nowhere To Go also offers tidbits, insights and a behind the scenes look at the life of an out of work drag performer with very little talent for much else. New episodes released Sundays 8pm (GMT), scroll down to watch and find out more.
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Episode 1: All Dragged Up & Nowhere To Go
”Can the everyday person find in their immediate neighborhood, all the things it might take to be a home drag king in these times of isolation?" Dorian asks out of sheer desperation for something creative to do to take his mind of the fact that he's 14,567th in the queue to submit his benefits claim...
Enjoy, support if you can, and please Share widely! Oh, and...no Lockdown rules were broken in the making of this video! Okurrr! :)
Episode 2: All Dragged Up & Nowhere To Go
It's Day 1 of The Home Drag King Experiment and after giving you an exclusive tour of his drag lair, Dorian tests the efficacy of various stuff he found at home against the "specialist" products he usually uses to create a drag eyebrow... Find out how he got his drag name and where he gets his creative inspiration in "Ask Me Anything" and discover who's causing such a ruckus!
Enjoy, support if you can, and please Share widely! Scroll down to find out how to access the exclusive bonus content created as part of this web series.
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You can support Dorian's art anytime by chucking some tips in the virtual hat here PayPal.me/ISupportTheArts
Any amount is appreciated and tipping is entirely optional, of course.
If you're feeling inclined, check out the All Dragged Up and Nowhere To Go web series Tips Tiers below and get access to some extra special perks and bonus content.
Thank you, and stay well!
"all dragged up & nowhere to go" web series tips tiers
Dorian's ode to the 1985 movie Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox
Breakaway suit made by Dorian. Ever wondered what a naked werewolf looks like?
Photo by Jim MacKintosh
Dorian at his ancestral home... (he wishes!)
Photo by Amy Irene Marquez
Dorian as your favorite vampire dandy
Photo by Vito Vitacca
Dorian as Scrooge
Costume made from repurposed motorcycle armor, upcycled thrift store finds and fabric scraps, all lovingly crafted, hand-painted and rhinestoned by Dorian's fair hands.
All Drag King 101 workshop participants get the chance to perform with Scotland's hottest drag king boi band, The Tackleberries
Show Producer Testimonials
Project: This is Me
Proudly presented by DKNSTRKT
The creative force behind Project: This is Me is Cocosanti – Shanghai’s preminent bearded Drag Queen.
Conceived with the goal to push visibility of drag, genderbending, and genderf*uck artists to the forefront and foster a sense of community within Shanghai. Much love to all the drag artists, allies and supporters who contributed to the project's mission to promote peace, love, and acceptance.
Dorian having fun, fighting, pratting about up a pole, or taking off his clothes!
The night the Boiz were back in town...
...Performed at the Glasgow Drag Awards 2020.
Featuring Andy Kist and Rudy Ramdazzle and Scotland's newest boi band, The Tackleberries.
The night he had them all howling for more...
...Performed in Edinburgh at The Rabbithole drag show's "Prom Night", Jan 28th 2020
The night he slayed the competition and snatched the f*cking crown...
Performed at the ShanghaiLGBT drag contest, November 30th 2019
The night he became they...
...A genderf*ck version of an act that debuted in Scotland earlier this year... forced into being due to a resurgence of censorship in China and not being allowed to show boi chesticles even when they're covered with pasties.. however, it's still ok for a cis man to get his tits out.. (git tae fuck w'that shite!)
Performed in Shanghai, Oct 2019
The night they played D&D...
...and things got a little out of hand
Performed at Nerd-a-liscious, a drag show for freaks and geeks.
The Pearl, Shanghai, Sept 7 2019.
The night all your goth ghost fantasies come true
Dedicated to the delectable Elise EN.
Performed July 30th 2019 at The Rabbit Hole, Edinburgh
The night he broke free...
...and refused to give any more fucks
Performed at The Pearl, Shanghai's Drag-tacular Year of the Pig show, March 2nd 2019
The night he went vegan...
Performed at The Pearl, Shanghai's Drag-tacular Year of the Pig show, March 2nd 2019
The night He got lucky - twice!
...serving you the King of Love is Love is Love...
Performed December 15th 2018 at The Pearl, Shanghai
The night He walked amongst the people of Shanghai...
...and they mainly gave zero fucks
Christmas day, 2018, Shanghai
The night s/he flew 5000 miles to kick some drag queen ass...
...Winning 3rd Place in the professional category, and Best Look King at the 12th annual ShanghaiLGBT drag contest, December 8th 2018
The night he returned from the dead...
Performed at Swinging Kings of the Night Halloween show, Katie's Bar, Glasgow, Oct 19 2018
The night he pulled out something very special...
Performed at Extravaganza II: Tucked & Reloaded @ The Pearl, Shanghai, June 2 2018
The night he told you to call him "Daddy"...
...a bit of draglesque to moisten your thighs
Guest performing at Shanghai School of Burlesque's Summer Showcase, June 2018 @ The Pearl
The night he took a sip from the wrong woman's water bottle...
...Performed at Extravaganza II: Tucked & Reloaded @ The Pearl, Shanghai, June 2 2018
Dorian T. Fisk in "I was bored, it was Monday and she asked nicely..."
aka "Ah, Shanghai - the city where you indeed find yourself being in an 80s throwback, homoerotic wrestling music video for a friend’s homework assignment"
...Apologies to fellow actor Evan Danger for the non-consensual eggplant poking 😝
Directed by Casey Li Brander
Music “Yes, homo!” by Shanghai band, Ugly Girls
Dorian & The Douchecopters debut performance at Ladyfest Shanghai...
..."Two weeks ago, being a drag king in Shanghai was a pretty lonely existence. Now, not so much!" Dorian T. Fisk
Two Band Men on a Ship...
...aka that month when four times a week, I kicked Seb's ass and he stabbed me twice nightly
Ponytail vs Moustache...
...somewhere between Ireland and New York, 1912
The night she fed his Frankenstein...
...featuring Elise EN, performed at SatDragDay, Happiness 42, October 2017
The night that he was gay and okay..
...Featuring Annie Bodescant, Wuwu Yan, and Elise EN, performed at Happiness42's SatDragDay in Shanghai, October 21 2017
The night Muay Thai met Drag...
Debut performance at Candor in Shanghai, featuring Wittaya PhraiPhruek, aka Kao.
The night he just wanted to be a woman...
Performing in Shanghai to Powderfinger's cover of Portishead's "Glory Box" on July 27 2017 at Cinemq16 : 变装 Drag event in celebration of International Drag Day.
The night he met a certain someone...
Debut performance of "When the penny drops" featuring Elise EN and London Summers at Shanghai's biggest ever drag show - Drag Extravaganza XXL @ The Pearl, July 8th 2017
The night he tasted blood and he liked it...
"Bloodlust" revamped! Performed on June 2nd & 3rd 2017 at the Pearl, Shanghai, with the delicious Elise EN in Qi-POW! Burlesque & Cabaret's final show ever - "Summer of Sin".
The night he got punched in the dick, and things went downhill from there...
...guest performing with Elise EN in Ariana Grindr's rendition of "Before He Cheats" at Qi-POW! Burlesque & Cabaret's "Summer of Sin" show, June 2017
The night he got his gun out...
...Dorian the gunslinger from the Wild West
The night she wouldn't let him get any sleep...
Performed at the launch of DKNSTRKT, January 2018, Shanghai
"Fight Night" at The Pearl...
...getting shady once again
"Fight Night" at Shanghai's 1st annual Drag King party...
...aka "can I have my shirt back now?"...
Evolution of Dorian T. Fisk, a Drag King...
...this showreel shows the evolution of Dorian as a performer in 2016, from August when he came out from behind the red curtains to closing the year with an achievement that makes his mum very proud...
The night people might have gotten more than they bargained for...
...at least those in the front copped an eyeful
The night she made a manpire very happy...
...aka "someone find the guy who took my glass!"
The night he popped a certain cherry...
...or certainly bruised a couple of plums
The night three kings took to the stage...
...and rocked 'til panties dropped
King Me: Rise of a Drag King - Dorian T. Fisk Audition...
...Feelin' the Shanghai crew love...
King Me: Rise of a Drag King - the first WORLDWIDE Drag King race that will be aired in January 2017
she to he transformation
Photos by Galadriel Goldberg-Vormes
Dorian at work and at play or generally being a poser!