Dennis Cooper sent me the book of Gerard Malanga’s that I ordered and wrote a nice letter. Dennis has got some poems coming out in Gaysweek and is doing a series of teen idol cards with pornographic vignettes on the back, all packaged up with gum in a special wrapper.
Why do straight men get insanely defensive over their sexuality?
Why is it that fashion designers and cosmetic branding feels compelled to designate their product to whichever market they consider the fairer gender? Really we should be at a millennial standpoint where gender is unimportant as it is innate.
Androgyny in fashion is no new concept, but one conversation that hasn’t been broached as much as it should is that of cross-dressing and how this newfound acceptance of androgyny has affected its meaning.
I think it is important to offer options for people who want to present themselves physically without gender specifications.
Androgyny, as I intend for this piece, is not concerned with sexuality. Rather, it is androgyny defined as the spiritually developed person in the Jungian fashion of recognizing the anima (for guys) and the animus (for girls). There is a girl inside every boy and a boy inside every girl, to put it simply.