Monday, April 28, 2014

Drag Queens of Paris

Reya and I saw these lovely ladies of street art while walking in the Marais on Saturday.

Reya's initial reaction to the pieces was negative -- the exaggerated make-up, the pouty expressions. But I argued that the "women" aren't women at all, but drag queens. They're so over-the-top.

Don't you think?

Somehow that makes them better. I'm reminded of the Suzanne Vega song "As Girls Go":

So beautiful
A damsel in distress
Not exactly natural
But stunning nonetheless

Yesterday was travel recovery time. I took Olga to the park and we had a long, long romp, but otherwise we all stayed home and relaxed. I couldn't even read, I was so tired from the day before -- the minute I picked up a book my eyelids began to droop. Hopefully after a good night's sleep I'll be a bit more energetic today!


Gary said...

Oh, yes! Drag queens. The last one looks like Bianca Del Rio.

Reya Mellicker said...

Yay!! Love them. And you.

Ms. Moon said...

You nailed it, I do believe. Lovely drag queens.

Sharon said...

I agree, drag queens they are and gorgeous ones at that. That last one looks a lot like Joan Crawford!