So Very Sexy (John Sex)

Thanks to this nasty head cold, I wasn’t going anywhere. So of course, I’m surfing the internet, hit all the social networking sites, blah, blah, blah. Came across this entry on the Dangerous Minds blog. There was an article about 1980s NYC downtown king, John Sex.

I remember reading about John Sex during my freshman year in high school. Some mainstream magazine was covering the early 80s East Village underground. In those days, my father would bring home dozens of publications from his job. Dad wasn’t picky, he would bring home whatever. People, German rock magazines, various fashion publications, etc. The world of the subcultural seemed so distant, so mysterious, despite the fact I was a teenager living in Queens. Don’t remember much about that article, but this photo of John Sex stood out. A black and white image, his bleached blond hair standing straight up as if he had been in an electric shock.

New York City’s downtown area was a very different playground 20 years ago, compared to now. Manhattan’s underground club culture was very vibrant during the 1980s. Club Kid culture was gaining momentum. Unfortunately, John Sex passed away in 1990, from AIDS-related causes.

Here’s two YouTube videos I found of John Sex:

http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/remembering_john_sex/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sex

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