Let me share a secret with you. I absolutely LOVE anybody who has a flair for high drama, theatrics, style, and fabulousness! I learned this about myself when I was quite young. I distinctly remember the first time I saw Vincent Price, a horror film legend, rub his hands together and engage in a wonderfully evil guffaw. Boy I was hooked! That was it! This was my kind of dude!
From that day forward, I became an instant fan of divas, gents and lovers of drama and the theatrical. Don’t believe me? Check out my list of favorites:
Sylvester…Yes bitches a mononym! (if you don’t know what that means look it up!)
There is no particular order for this list and it is by no means exhaustive. Frankly, I have too many favorites to name here. By the way, if you are younger than 35 or have no idea who these people are I would suggest that you get to googling. For those of you who really want to shift into high gear, you MUST watch Sylvester transform from a dashing young man into a full on Queen in his “Mighty Real” video (Did I mention that I love the Queens?). Go ahead! I’ll wait here until you come back.
Now that we are all on the same page, let me bring your attention to the fact that all of these folks have gone on to Glory (nod to my southern roots). Sadly, it is with a heavy heart that I must add David Bowie to this list. By now you have probably heard that Mr. Bowie passed away either sometime last night or early this morning. Those of us who loved him will certainly know why I included him on this list (’nuff said).
Let me move on before I lose my composure. I have to admit that I used to worry that my love of all things dapper and classy would die off with my generation. Alas, there is hope! If you have time, check out Janelle Monae and Jidenna! It appears that the ‘kids’ are catching on! In light of that, I am hopeful that I will be able to add some new names to my list…some live ones!
Do you like high drama? If so, who is on your list?