The Queen Is Dead, Long Live The Queen: A Tribute To Mother Flawless Sabrina
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The Queen Is Dead, Long Live The Queen: A Tribute To Mother Flawless Sabrina

“There is no before,” exclaims Flawless Sabrina, discussing the nuances of drag names in the beginning of the iconic 1968 drag documentary The Queen. For fellow queens, trans and gender non-conforming people and generally, anyone invested in queer history, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a before Flawless Sabrina. Drag pioneer, mother and grandmother to numerous … Continue reading

Tasteless 90s Talk Shows: A Mostly Video Tribute To The Golden Age Of Trash TV
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Tasteless 90s Talk Shows: A Mostly Video Tribute To The Golden Age Of Trash TV

Recently, a tweeted meme reminded me of just how much I miss the golden age of 90’s trash TV. With a Hollywood Squares-like grid of guests on the Ricki Lake Show, the blessed tweeter, DarkSkintDostoyevsky, asks, “Which Ricki Lake Show guest are you today?” And whew, there were so many choices–do you want to be … Continue reading

Loving The Alien: Filthy Dreams’ Hinterland David Bowie Tribute Playlist
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Loving The Alien: Filthy Dreams’ Hinterland David Bowie Tribute Playlist

Well, yesterday was a doozy wasn’t it, dear Filthy Dreams readers? Learning that after the release of his haunting album Blackstar on Friday, David Bowie passed away, returning to his home planet that he fell from years ago. By essentially heroically scoring his own death with Blackstar, especially the song “Blackstar,” which seems to enact Nietzsche’s … Continue reading

Remembering José Esteban Muñoz and Filthy Dreams’ Queer Utopia Playlist
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Remembering José Esteban Muñoz and Filthy Dreams’ Queer Utopia Playlist

As some of you observant readers may have noticed, I don’t often share my writing with other publications on this wondrously decadent blog of ours out of fear of becoming as queer theorist and former Chair of Performance Studies at New York University José Esteban Muñoz would call, using the biting words of Jack Smith, “a walking career.” … Continue reading