First Lady


This is a true story.

In the early ’90s in Chicago, I fell in love with a man who was running for president – in a dress. This man was Joan Jett Blakk, and he promised to “Lick Bush in ’92”. Joan, real name Terence, was an average man playing at being a superhero. HIV was ravaging the queer community and politicians were not doing anything.

So Terence put on a dress to change all that.

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Interview by Paul Levy from Fringe Review for the Brighton Fringe 2016.