American Experience

The Dangers of Drag

Clip: Season 23 Episode 9 | 1m 23s Video has closed captioning.

In 1960s New York, gay men who dressed in women's clothing courted danger; "masquerading" was breaking the law.

Aired: 04/25/11

Rating: NR

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