An Alien Sissy Made Me A Mistress
Like most people on the planet now, I’m too young to have been around when that alien sissy known as Ziggy Stardust hit the scene with his androgynous look and his undisguised bisexuality. And I was pretty damned young when the Goblin King paired huge hair with a huge codpiece and sprinkled a ton of glittery fairy dust in between.
I don’t know of any budding, young kinkstress who didn’t fall a little in love with him at the line “I ask for so little; just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.” (Pause for a moment, please. Mistress has to swoon.)
But perhaps more importantly to me, isn’t the influence he had directly, but the influence he had on the people who influenced me. He really brilliant and influenced so many artists, writers, and musicians with his look, sound. lyrics, and candor. And because I’m a Sissy Mistress, my focus will naturally come back to the way he explored the fluidity that can be gender and sexuality.
No Original Ideas? So Fucking What?
Now, obviously, my favorite alien sissy isn’t the first person to have done it. People had done it before him and people have done it since… Truth be told, while I like Bowie, and love some of his song, I’ve never considered myself a fan. But you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone under seventy who plays with gender roles who wasn’t influenced by him, either directly, or indirectly.
The New York Dolls, The Eurythmics, Divine, RuPaul, Richard O’Brien(Creator if Rocky Horror Picture Show,) Boy George, Madonna, Laverne Cox, Lady Gaga, and most importantly; my best friend from childhood, are just a few of the people I can think of off the top of my head who have acknowledged Bowie’s interest on them.
Whether you were a fan, or just the fan of a fan, we all owe him a debt of gratitude for stepping up to take a part in the evolution of gender perception and sexual acceptance.
In the closet or out of the closet, the world is a slightly friendlier place to be a sissy these days.. And that’s in part because of Bowie and those he impacted.
You still may not be able to come out of the closet in your small, country town, but you can come talk to me.. and because of that, you’re life is vastly improved, now isn’t it? 😀
RIP David Bowie