Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Was shown an image of a the young Austrian singer who goes by the nomme de plume of Conchita Wurst by my good pal and sister of the clothe, the internet radio host and cinema journalist Manuel “Vicki Baum”Schubert of FilmHighlights Magazine. I didn’t know anything about Miss Conchita or the Eurovision contest as I am not involved in social media and don’t own a TV. I was aware that Abba became pop stars in the 1970s because of the Eurovision international music competition but as Eurovision is very much a part of the mainstream entertainment industrial complex it didn’t really hold my interest. After Manuel showed me an image of Conchita singing a bland ballad on YouTube I was a bit perplexed by her fake gender fuck appearance and why she chooses to do glamour drag mixed with an obviously drawn on beard. In Germany there is a tacky jewelry and fashion designer who calls himself Harald Gloocker who also presents himself in an oddball mix of genderfuck, combined with plastic surgery damage and proto Liberace realness. Back in the 1970s there were groups like The Cockettes and Cycle Sluts From Hell who did gender fuck that was quite subversive mixing masculine and feminine with heavy beardage and other forms of facial hair with make-up, wigs, glitter and trashsex costuming. Maybe this new cycle of gender fuck is in reaction to the fact that so many gay men and hetero hipster types feel its necessary to be unshaven. Not everyone looks good with or can even grow facial hair. I’m hoping that this beard trend gets replaced with something else and soon. Please don’t let that something else be Sigmund and the Seamonster style dreadlocks.
Mucho thanx, with love and kudos to Manuel Schubert and Olivier Nowitsky for helping me with my big move from the Cheese Endique Trifecta. You two are tops and I owe you a fab din din. Sad to report that Ann B. Davis who played lesbiana housekeeper Alice on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch in the early 1970s and “Schultzy” on the Bob Cummings Show in the 50s died age 88. Ann B. Davis was a lesbian icon of the highest order.