by MIKE CHAIKEN
The androgynous and the nonbinary have stepped into the “here-to-stay” category in pop culture.
This past week, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which celebrated the life of the androgynous rock legend Freddie Mercury, received two Golden Globes. The film itself, with or without the award nominations, has shaped up to be one of the box office smashes of the year, despite the onslaught of superheroes. While his 1970s peers played up macho stagger in jeans and leather, Mercury carved out a persona that reflected his inner self as a gay man.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which puts the focus on drag queens in a reality TV setting, has had its highest rating in its history in 2018.
The comedy “The Conners” features a nonbinary couple who are regulars at the bar where the Conners’ oldest daughter waitresses.
And young pop star Alessia Cara offered her take on androgyny when she appeared on PBS music program, “Austin City Limits,” and in her new music video wearing a man’s suit.
Androgyny and the nonbinary have become pop culture cool.
Sappho Clothing Company (SapphoClothing.com, @sapphopride) is a Connecticut-based fashion brand that prides itself in its support and outreach into the local LGBT+ communities. The brand is the brainchild of Daniel Dorce.
In the spirit of the holiday, models Starrboii_carlos and Kiki Lucia (http://misskikilucia.com) don Sappho fashion for a Christmas-inspired androgynous fashion editorial in the spirit of the times.
Kiki wears jewelry from @lollicox_roxbycox
Stylists were @sappho_clothing_pr and @selfmaede
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN