I honestly think this series of dragged up portraits of dictators by Saint Hoax is genius.
As i do not think there is a better way to attack them and honestly, make them quite fabulous (except Ben Laden and King Fahd, they just looks awful, no matter what)
(although Bush is no dictator, no matter how much i hate him, Obama was part of it, but i really don’t find he has his place, and Ben Laden , is no dictator, he is just a giant terrorist motherfucker)
In the artist’s words:
After attending a drag show for the first time, I was struck by the richness of this glamour oriented culture. I took a minute to actually look at the faux queens and deconstruct their main components.
1- Flamboyant name
2- Fierce persona
3- Defining outfits
4- Personalized hairdo
5- A trademark feature
6- One hell of a PR team I then realized that it takes that same exact effort to make a leader.
A rush of images containing Hitler’s mustache, Bin laden’s headgear, Obama’s campaigns, Saddam’s narcism crossed through my mind. It got me thinking that behind every “great” man, there’s a queen.
Like drag queens, political/religious leaders are expected to entertain, perform and occasionally lip-sync a public speech. But unlike drag queens, the fame hungry leaders don’t know when to take their costumes off.
Oh yeah: they also have their stage names:
- Hitleria Hysteria
- Queen Abby
- Madame O’ Sane
- Georgia Buchette
- Vladdy Pushin’
- Ossie B’
- Kimmy Jungle
Brilliant with sparkles.