For today’s Sparkle Video I have selected my true love, Boy George, singing the haunting “Out of Fashion”. This song always gives me chills because being the Dazzler I am, the thought of one’s moment, anyone’s moment, being “over” is just too much to bear. However, looking at The Boy in all his majesty with his body swaying like the legend he is, heals me instantly. Dressed to the nines (holla bedazzled pants!) and topped with his trademark hat- he’s also wearing the absolute best sparkle makeup Da General has ever seen! His asymmetrical mask jam packed with green and gold glitter and accented by dramatic false lashes and gem encrusted eyeliner has me writhing between emotions of admirational gagging and pure seething jealousy (which, by the way, is how I decide if something is fabulous). He really is the only person in the world that can say things like “you’re a living tragedy” and “you wore me out” and make it sound so beautiful.
Today’s Sparkle Video wasn’t chosen because of what’s going on in the world right now, but because it’s an excuse for me to once again profess my undying and unconditional love for Boy George. At first it seemed like a difficult task- how to choose from hundreds of fabulous videos, but this particular version of the Culture Club’s “War Song” won out easily. A smokey stage, a shimmering backdrop, a whole band dressed in sparkle outfits and a stunning Boy George looking like an angel directly descended from Flash Gordon’s lair! Just hearing the sweet sound of his voice and seeing his breathtaking beauty topped off with that show-stopping headdress makes me cry glitter tears of happiness. I hope he still has this ensemble, because I know for a fact that he would win the Sparkle Outfit contest at our next party!
Dear Boy George, no matter what you do or where life takes you, I will love you forever.
p.s. can you come to our next party?