Thursday, November 20, 2003

Let's Hear It For The Girls!

I suppose the Girls' Groups trend began with Jill Conner Brown's wildly successful book, Sweet Potato Queens. Now SPQ groups are cropping up all over the place. You'll recognize them by their big hair (the higher the hair, the closer to God), theatre makeup, huge bazooms, fishnet stockings, and heels so pointy they can kick a spider in the ass. Tiara optional.

A totally different group of girls here in Asheville, NC, are The Rebelles. The Rebelles are a neo-burlesque group that write all original productions that have a political and sexual theme. Their first production "Through Sick and Sin" won Best Locally Produced Play and Best Local Show in the Mountain Xpress Best Of issue. They have also been featured in November issue of Curve, the best selling lesbian magazine in the US and Canada. "People love it when you combine sex, politics and pop culture," observed Rebelles founder Christine DiBenedetto.

Another girl group in Asheville, with trademark Pink hair, the Go Go Girlie Action, have a weblog detailing current functions where they're appearing with lots of photos.

Margaret Cho has a clothing line out called Hi Class Cho. This is her Reversible "Skirt of Shame and/or Pride". If you happen to stay out all night and don't get home to change, turn your skirt inside out and you've got a new look. It comes in sizes 10-18--more in line with the national norm. She answers letters after her Falwell debate with MSNBC and after reading a piece on NPR's Morning Edition; both on the issue of gay marriage.



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It wasn't long after 9/11, September 11, 2001, that I began this website. I felt compelled to connect with other people around the globe. I had recently heard about "weblogs" or "blogs" and I dove right into I searched for others to connect with online and I found Ageless. It led to meeting many great friends to discuss events of the day. From then on it snowballed. Most importantly we offered one another support and friendship across the globe; finding that we were just a few keystrokes away.


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