End o’ Semester Ragtime Blues
The G&WC is giving you our politest “Shhh, Mommy has a headache” smile.
Sixties Shaw starlets feasting on sticky rice dumplings. That’s Fang Ying 方盈 standing. I’m not sure about who she’s handing the glass of tea. The one with downcast face is Li Ting 李婷, who ended up killing herself not long after this picture was taken. And last but not least is the incomparable Lily Ho 何莉莉, stuffing her face with food.
Some members among us have lately been working on a film project in a Large Midwestern City. The shoot location was a bar, run by a rather severe Romanian lady who smoked indoors and had heaps of three-pound fashion magazines lying all over; we’ll call her Patsy. We were crushing so hard on Patsy’s Eastern Bloc haute-femme fashion ways: her weird but seemingly intentional eyeliner, her spiky shoes and long jackets, her super-tight high ponytail. Later we realized that she kinda resembled a Romanian Ellen Barkin, and we were into that, too. Here we have assembled some images to try to convey to you the ferocious quality of Patsy’s aesthetic.
We knew this little scrawny kid named Sasha in high school, and we and our mean friends used to secretly call him Mick Jagger Kid among ourselves because in addition to being a tiny child he had a GIANT MOUTH and was a nerd in Latin class. We think Mick looks so much like adorable Sasha right now; we love backwardsing our historical understandings of faces and seeing bodies in other bodies. We are gonna go look for Sasha on facebook right now, we have a hunch maybe he came out kinda hot.
The G&WC is attending the Femme Conference! In Baltimore! As we speak!
All this identity talk has got us thinking. Self-identification is complicated! Desires! Feelingssss! In short, we need to spice things up. In light of this processing moment we are having, we present for your edification:
Identities the Good & Weird Collective Is Considering Adopting at This Very Moment
We just can’t decide!!!!!!