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Lost Photos Of Queer Ally Mae West Prove, Indisputably, That She Was A Drag Queen

by Derek de Koff July 17, 2016

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Mae West in batwings? Suddenly, life has meaning again.

Dangerous Minds has generously collected a slew of “vintage visual treats” in the form of Mae West film stills and production shots from the ’30s, all of which effortlessly affirm why she’s a timeless gay icon with a singluar style that’s influenced everyone  from Madonna to Siouxsie Sioux.

Working overtime in fashionable fripperies like batwings, butterfly wings, and sinister spider legs, West’s next-level stylings are, in her own words, “tight enough so I look like a woman, loose enough so I look like a lady.”

See what she’s talking about here:

 

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