Making Up For Lost Time (Exhibitions Filthy Dreams Missed In 2016): Mx Justin Vivian Bond’s ‘My Model/My Self’
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Making Up For Lost Time (Exhibitions Filthy Dreams Missed In 2016): Mx Justin Vivian Bond’s ‘My Model/My Self’

Following yesterday’s first post of the shows we missed reviewing in 2016 due to being forced to work on other projects for cash before the windfall of the Arts Writers Grant, I’m returning to a show from much earlier this year–Mx Justin Vivian Bond’s My Model/My Self at Participant Inc.  “Explain what? A role model?” exclaims … Continue reading

Conrad Ventur Remembers Original Underground Superstar Mario Montez
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Conrad Ventur Remembers Original Underground Superstar Mario Montez

Before Andy Warhol even heard the term, queer underground filmmaker and aesthetic genius Jack Smith anointed legendary drag actress Mario Montez a “Superstar.” Named after Smith’s favorite campy Hollywood starlet Maria Montez, Mario Montez’s exquisite beauty and attention-grabbing acting style made him an underground film sensation, starring in Smith’s controversial Flaming Creatures, Andy Warhol’s uncannily … Continue reading