Fur Flies In London Drag Explosion
The Independent published a three page special on London’s thriving gender bending alternative mixed club scene this week and suggested cross-dressing in the city ‘has become a high-fashion, highly competitive affair’.
The paper based their argument on the exploits of bearded Hoxton Trailer Trash show girl Jonny Woo who said London’s new queens have been inspired by late 80s early 90s New York, though with the emphasis firmly on dressing up rather than dancing.
“Sadly we can’t vogue for toffee,” Woo told the Independent,” We’re like a bunch of cockroaches flailing on the floor.”
The Independent article was published simultaneously to another drag special in the Sunday Times centred around club kid scenester Jodie Harsh. The Style section labelled her as ‘the cross dresser who became the height of cool’ though the 23 year old club star stressed she’s ‘a businessman before I am a man dressed as a woman.”
The door whore turned clubland phenomenon also chatted about bitchiness from rival London queens, recalling being told just two years ago ‘know your place is at the bottom of the ladder’.
“A year later, she says, “that person is f**ked up on drugs and going nowhere.” The Sunday Times added.
London’s cross-dresssing craze looks unlikely to return Stateside, certainly not to Atlanta, Georgia where local politicians this week proposed new legislation banning the display of bras, boxer shorts and thongs this week, to tackle an ‘epidemic’ of low slung trousers.
'Little children see it and want to adopt it, thinking it's the in thing,” councilor CT Martin explained, “I don't want young people thinking that half-dressing is the way to go. I want them to think about their future,” he added. (Metro, UK)
Article by Jonty Skrufff
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