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Amanda Green (aka Hugh Jindapants) helped co-found the I.C. Kings of Iowa City 10 years ago. Here, their decade of performing as Jindapants — a crass, showy, sneering display of toxic masculinity — is captured along with several highlight group shots of the I.C. Kings. Enjoy this stroll through the memories — then check out Green’s tribute to the groundbreaking drag king troupe, where they reminisced, shared some joy and pain, and encouraged fellow drag performers to use their voice to support social justice in the way their character and other I.C. Kings have for years. — The Editor


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The I.C. Kings during their trip to Canada for World Pride (photo courtesy Sara Tate)
Kings Promo pic courtesy of IC Kings
An earlier version of the “official” I.C. Kings. Clockwise from top left: Hugh Jindapants, Boi Jorge, Joey D, Matt Adore, Abel Justice, Varla, Franky D. Lover, and Wiley Guyote. (courtesy I.C. Kings)
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A later version of the “official” I.C. Kings:” clockwise from top left: Matt Adore, Tommi Boi, Joey D, Chey Boi, Abel Justice, Varla, Franky D. Lover, and Wiley Guyote. Not pictured: Toby Tongzhi
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“What Does the Fox Say” skit at Studio 13.
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“Stranger Things” show art by Sara Tate
Soccer Practice photo by Sara tate
Photo courtesy I.C. Kings
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A pic of the I.C. Kings raising money for the Trevor Project (courtesy I.C. Kings)
Two Ladies Caberet photo by Danforth Johnson
Photo by Danforth Johnson
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Hugh Jindapants performs along with castmates Cinnamon King (left) and Varla (right). (photo by Tomeka Magnani)


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Hugh Jindapants (left) and Matt Adore
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Julius Fever and Cowboy Hugh (photo by I.C. Kings)
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Photo by the I.C. Kings
Hugh and Julis Fever Bee photo by Sara Tate
Hugh Jindapants and Julius Fever Bee (photo by Sara Tate)


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Hugh in character. Photo by Audra M. King
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Another Hugh character. Photo by Tomeka Magnani
Super creepy photo by Tonya Kehoe
Hugh clowning while getting dressed backstage. Photo by Tonya Kehoe
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Hugh Jindapants rehearsing backstage. Photo by Chelsea Green
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Amanda Green as Hugh Jindapants takes a moment to smile with a group of kids during one of many Iowa City Pride Fests graced by the Kings. (courtesy I.C. Kings)


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Amanda Green (left) performs as Hugh Jindapants with wife Chelsea Green (right). Photo courtesy I.C. Kings
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“Baby Drag” by Amanda Green, featuring two of their three children with Chelsea Green
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Green shares a fun pose with son Knox (photo by Chelsea Green).

Click below to read Amanda Green’s June 29 column looking back at the I.C. Kings, this year’s Pride season, Hugh Jindapants’ career, and the sensation of attacking toxic masculinity by portraying it satirically.

(cover photo by Audra M. King)