LGBTQ·Updated on Aug 22, 2020. Posted on Feb 24, 2014Artist Turns Powerful Political Figures Into Fabulous Drag QueensMadame O' Sane, Vladdy Pushin', and Georgia Buchette.by Sarah KarlanBuzzFeed News ReporterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink War Drags You Out is a photo series by artist Saint Hoax in which he takes the world's most controversial leaders, past and present, and transforms them into drag queens. Vladdy Putin' by Saint Hoax / Via sainthoax.com The self-described "POPlitical artist" focuses much of his work on "rewriting history through visual lies." Instagram: @sainthoax Instagram: @sainthoax Instagram: @sainthoax The inspiration to turn Saddam Hussein into "Madame O' Sane" came shortly after the artist attended his very first drag performance. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Madame O' Sane | War Drags You Out / Via Saint Hoax Hoax realized the recipe for a great drag queen – fierce persona, defining outfits, and "one hell of a PR team" – was eerily similar to the makings of a powerful political figure. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Vladdy Pushin' | War Drags You Out / Via sainthoax.com President Vladimir Putin becomes Vladdy Pushin'. Hoax writes on his website: "A rush of images containing Hitler's mustache, Bin laden's headgear, Obama's campaigns, Saddam's [narcissism] crossed through my mind." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF sainthoax.com Adolf Hitler becomes Hitleria Hysteria. "It got me thinking that behind every 'great' man, there's a queen." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Baricka O'Bisha by Saint Hoax / Via sainthoax.com President Barack Obama becomes Baricka O'Bisha. "Just like drag queens, political leaders are expected to entertain, perform and occasionally lip-sync a public speech." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF "Georgia Buchette" Saint Hoax / Via sainthoax.com "But unlike drag queens, the fame hungry leaders don't know when to take their costumes off." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Ossie B' by Saint Hoax / Via sainthoax.com The most controversial image of the series is one depicting King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia as "Queen Abby". Queen Abby by Saint Hoax / Via sainthoax.com "Shame to you who post the picture, just want to say those who are trying to disgrace by posting this kind of unacceptable picture about King Abdullah, you should know that king abdullah is a model leader to the arab world," wrote one user after the image was posted to Facebook. You can see Saint Hoax's complete collection here.