Sunday, February 15, 2009
I've always been interested in the New York Club Kid scene of the late 80s and early 90s. If you've seen the movie "Party Monster", you know what I'm talking about. Michael Alig, James St. James, Richie Rich, Amanda Lepore, and Sophia Lamar were all a part of it. So where are our Club Kids now? Alig is in prison, convicted for the murder of his drug dealer. St. James published the book "Disco Bloodbath" and has appeared as a guest judge on America's Next Top Model. Richie Rich, along with Traver Rains, launched the hugely successful HEATHERETTE fashion line. Lepore and Lamar are now both successful models/recording artists. Amanda has become the muse for photographer David LaChapelle, and Sophia is featured in the Scissor Sisters video for "Filthy/Gorgeous".
We've seen a resurgence in the whole Club Kid scene in recent years with The MisShapes and (the now defunct) BOOMBOX in London, where stars like Kylie Minogue, Róisín Murphy and Siobhan Donaghy went to get their groove on.
Download: Filthy/Gorgeous (Unclean Mix)
"Filthy/Gorgeous" video directed by John Cameron Mitchell.