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

Smoking In The Girls’ Bathroom in Honor Of Codie Leone And The Art School Girls Of Doom
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Smoking In The Girls’ Bathroom in Honor Of Codie Leone And The Art School Girls Of Doom

The New York transgender and drag world lost another important figure this week with the passing of Codie Leone, otherwise known as Codie Ravioli, who was a transgender activist, nightlife hero, stylist at Patricia Field Salon and most importantly those of us who with a deep love of camp and bad acting, part of the MTV duo The Art School Girls of Doom. Continue reading

Good Night, Sweet Campy Prince: A Belated (Mostly) Video Tribute To Taylor Mead
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Good Night, Sweet Campy Prince: A Belated (Mostly) Video Tribute To Taylor Mead

Sitting in the MoMA sculpture garden on Monday watching poet, actor and Warhol superstar Taylor Mead jiggle his ass in Warhol’s aptly titled film Taylor Mead’s Ass, which was shown in conjunction with Dirty Looks: On Location and Dirty Looks at MoMA: Mining The Collection, I realized that I will really miss Mead who passed away in May. Continue reading