Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Amanda Lepore

Filed By Alex Blaze | September 19, 2008 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Amanda Lepore, interview, queer music

Michael Crawford sent me this video from Amanda Lepore. This is "My Hair Looks Fierce":

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Video interview after the jump!

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Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | September 19, 2008 9:35 PM

I love this song!

Amanda, aka the Number 1 Transexual in the World, also hangs out and records with gay rap hottie Cazwell who's current song is I Seen Beyonce at Burger King.

At the end of that interview, Amanda says "Shouldn't there be some kind of structure?"
She is amazing. I heard her sing that song several years ago at the legendary CBGB in New York. She began the song in a flesh colored body stocking and ran off stage during the instrumental bridge. She ran back on stage to finish the song totally naked. I was in the front right up against the stage. Yes, I took photos. How could I not? Wanna see 'em?

I like Amanda LePore, though it is mixed with some other emotion, perhaps pity, perhaps envy. I am sometimes consumed with concern for her as a celebrity who seeks (and has found) media exploitation from an unhealthy desire for ego-propping fame. At the same time, I have a bit of revulsion for those who use her, and their hideous fascination with her "transformation" and their exquisitely probing questions about "transsexuals." I thought the interviewer, with his long-winded, vacuous, half-thought-out questions, barely gave her any time to think about or answer the questions before he moistly began anew with another question about "siliconization" or something similar. The camera operator also dwelt obscenely on her individual body parts, as if seeking to vivisect her and pry apart muscles from veins. An incredibly depersonalizing interview.