Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Every good viewer of RuPaul’s Drag Race knows the importance of proportionizing. The made up word that Urban Dictionary defines as “the act of using padding on the chest, thighs and bottom and cinching of the waist to create a feminine shape and proportions,” proportionizing is made possible by foam, latex, intestinal fortitude, and available funds. At last year’s RuPaul’s Drag Con, The A.V. Club talked to some of the drag industry’s premiere padding proprietors about the importance of breastplates and hips for creating that ideal female illusion.

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Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.

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