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Happy Halloween! Meet Myrna the Mean Hippie
Last night I went to a party in "camp" drag. It's the only kind of camping I will do...
I have done a form of drag three times in my life called “camp drag1.” It’s dressing in drag but not taking it seriously. The intent isn’t to create an illusion of femininity. It’s more of an illusion of that illusion and tends to be self-deprecating humor.
In the ‘80s, I dressed as Teaseya, a gorgeous lady of wrestling (GLOW2) character with a side gig waiting tables at Applebee’s. ← That’s true. I made a TON of tips that night. In the early 90’s, I attended a party as Lita Ford3. It still looked like me in a wig and pleather, of course. Later that night it was so much fun getting hit on by a bunch of handsome Middle Eastern men (who had no clue) at 2 AM in a Denny’s. Last night, I went to a Halloween as Myrna the Mean Hippie (who wasn’t really that mean) with “The Family” (a group of friends) and had another memorable and fun time.
What you need to know, though, is that no matter what kind or style of drag it is… it’s very hot and uncomfortable :) lol. Someday, my true Drag Persona, Dreamy Daniels, will make her debut. I want that to be true drag art so it’s expensive (to me at least) and a LOT; we will see if we can make that happen.
Maybe next Halloween I can go as Dreamy Daniels and do a story time in front of a bunch of Republicans! Can you imagine that? “Now children, this is what empathy and intelligent debate looks like…” Then, I would slowly flip the page and show them a photo of Barak and Michelle Obama. Then they all gasp in horror at the topics, the examples, and me (in that order) but can’t leave because I have them chained to the floor, with bedazzled chains of course.
I am so glad my old religious superstitions found in the church closet do not hinder me. Life is scary enough, it’s a good thing to make fun of it for a night.
I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween. Stay safe and fabulous, campy, or whatever sparks joy!