On realness.

In other words, even though the lip sync is a form of pure artifice, there is an essential truth about the self to be conveyed through it — that by mouthing someone else’s words, you can give voice to your own. This, honey, is what we call realness.

Lip syncing as Baudrillardian simulacra.

From "The 10 Best Lip-Sync Battles From RuPaul's Drag Race," by E. Alex Jung for vulture.com.