Drag Queen Goes Viral As 'Lady Voldemort' And It's Fabulous

Harry Potter fans all over the world will know Voldermort, or 'he who shall not be named' as the Dark Lord who tries to rid the magic world of Muggles and conquer the world.

But people in Florida might know him... or shall we say her as Lady Voldemort who performs a fabulous routine to Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman.

Of course, we know that's not really Lord Voldemort because it's actually top drag performer, Florida Man, who recently went viral for his portrayal of a female take on the Harry Potter baddie.

The entertainer, who is based in San Francisco, California, somehow kills it as he goes from Dark Lord to ripping off his long, dark robe to reveal a black bodysuit and fishnet tights. Cheeky.

It began with a man dressed as Harry Potter on stage, before Florida enters and begins a duel, which he reckons is a scene from the third film...

According to Teen Vogue, Florida often mashes up pop culture reference in unusual ways. This time, the number was part of a weekly party called 'Mother', which welcomed its first ever Ariana Grande tribute.

"A few months ago I produced a Harry Potter tribute show called She Who Must Not Be Named and did my first number as Lady Voldemort. It was so fun and so absurd that I knew I wanted to bring the character back in wilder situations," Florida Man told the magazine.

"When the Ariana night popped up everything just clicked. It had to be 'Dangerous Woman' and it had to be a burlesque number."

The controversial performer continued: "Part of what I'm doing with Lady Voldemort is reimagining a universe where the canon of Harry Potter is queerer and weirder, and I think that speaks to a lot of queer people and Harry Potter fans alike.

"It's also just ridiculous."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Florida Man

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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