Dear Shaded Viewers,
The stars, sluts and star sluts were out last night in NYC when director Bruce LaBruce and I celebrated our birthdays together at the venerable El Quijote restaurant in New York on my birthday, January 11.
Since I was turning 35, my friend Camille Paglia sent me this quote from Oscar Wilde:
“Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. Lady Dumbleton is an instance in point. To my own knowledge she has been thirty-five ever since she arrived at the age of forty, which was many years ago now.”
Artist Superstar Marco Santaniello & Japanese pop sensation Crystal Kay.
Bruce with artist and designer Simone who flew in from Lake Como to spend time with his boyfriend–and to attend my birthday party! Simone’s trompe l’oeil t-shirt is an image of the porn star François Sagat.
Screenwriter and actor Rinaldo Rocco and I. Rinaldo lives in Rome but is working on a project in New York.
Pretty on the outside.
Desi Santiago and Zaldy
I wasn’t that hungry so I just ordered something small.
Susanne Oberbeck of No Bra, BLaB and Jason Thome.
Viva Ruiz and friend
Desi, Zaldy and singer Carole Pope
The boys in the band
Patty Powers and friend
Billy Miller of Straight to Hell fame and Carole Pope
Writer Bruce Benderson (right) with his date
Celebrity chef Corey Sabourin and author Nancy Stout
Poet Katie Degentesh and Hurricane Isabel