Queens of Vienna: A new short Documentary on Vienna’s Drag Scene
To coincide with Pride Month this June and fully in step with its theme for the year of Celebrate the Extraordinary, the Vienna Tourist Board is poised to publish its new video Queens of Vienna on YouTube. The stars of this unusual production are three famous Viennese drag queens: Kleinkunstprinzessin Grazia Patricia, Metamorkid and Ryta Tale. Over the past few years, the trio have set the capital’s drag scene alight, getting numerous new events up and running along the way such as Club Couleur at Das Vindobona and Drag Lab at Schikaneder.
“In Vienna I can be who I really am,” gushes Upper Austria-born Metamorkid. Grazia Patricia adds: “For me Vienna is open and cheerful”. Around 10 minutes long, the video accompanies Grazia, Metamorkid and Ryta as they perform, delivering exclusive backstage insights as well as highly personal interviews with Vienna’s queens.
The three can be seen in various top locations in Vienna that opened their doors especially for filming. Schönbrunn Palace, the Belvedere, Burgtheater, Gartenbaukino and the Ernst Fuchs Museum provide the perfect backdrop for the queens’ eccentric performances.
Celebrate the Extraordinary at Vienna Pride 2022
Each year Vienna is transformed into a rainbow capital: running for two weeks (June 1-12), in 2022 Vienna Pride will be spreading its defining message of equal opportunities and LGBTQ+ rights at numerous events. Attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year, the festival reaches a peak with the Rainbow Parade on the Ringstrasse boulevard on June 11, 2022 For all the latest updates on Pride Month and the Rainbow Parade in Vienna, visit vienna.info or the organizer’s homepage.
LGBTQ+ Guide on the ivie App
The Vienna Tourist Board’s destination app, ivie, also has plenty up its sleeve for the international LGBTQ+ community: a new walk taking in some of the capital’s LGBTQ+ highlights opens up a completely different way to explore the city. Locations such as legendary bookstore Löwenherz, community rendezvous Türkis Rosa Lila Villa, the opulent Café Savoy, women’s meeting space Flinte and Vienna’s oldest gay club Why Not are just some of the stops that the new guide takes in. Available now on the award-winning ivie app. Other highlights include historic landmarks which have their own fascinating LGBTQ+ stories to tell, such as the Albertina and the Belvedere. The walk is available in German and English.
Vienna Tourist Board
Tel. (+ 43 1) 211 14-364