Mumabulous is busy establishing herself as a bastion of bawdiness in our blogging community. She fancies herself as HRH the Queen of the Crumpet if you will. Brenda on the other hand feels she has neither the figure nor the chutzpah to truly own such a role. Here are some ladies who unarguably have the curves and charisma required. Hopefully they can provide a spare persona for me to slip into when inspiration’s running low.
I wanna be
Mae West (1893 – 1980 )
Mae West was the original grande dame of the stage and screen. She reigns unchallenged as the Queen of Camp, the baroness of bawdy and the mistress of the bon mot. It is to her that the world owes such killer lines as ;
“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.”
I’d like to think there’s just a tiny bit of Miss West ( perhaps only a few molecules) in Mumabulous and this blog is the place where she runs amok.
Liza Minnelli In Cabaret
There is no doubt that nowadays Liza is completely looney tunes. What was with not one but two marriages to card carrying members of the other team? BUT in the 1972 film Carbaret she was awesomeness personified. What a voice! What an attitude! Look up “nailed the part” and “truly kick arse performance” on dictionary.com and you’ll see this.
In this era where everything is sexually explicit but not much is truly sexy, its easy to forget that Cabaret was eye brow archingly risque for its time. Combine the fantastic score, the innovative choreography, Liza’s power house performance, add a dash of a young and crumpety Michael York and you’ve got a recipe for hawtness. Who wouldn’t want to channel Sally Bowles at the Kit Kat Klub in the seedy Berlin of 1931?
Because “I wanna dance with Harry Dean,Drive through Texas in a black limousine, I want a piece of heaven before I die”*
I’m betraying my Gen X status by declaring that for me Debbie Harry is still the definitive pop/rock Goddess. Beyonce, Rihanna et al are OK but I’m not really feeling it. When Debbie Harry sang “Once I had a love and it was a gas. Soon turned out to be a pain in the ass” I really felt it. What’s more I lived it several times in my 20s and 30s. If you see me pumping out karaoke at the Pickled Possum, to the strains of “Call me”, “Atomic” or “Tide is High”, I’ll be a rockin’.
Dita Von Teese
Whilst she makes it look easy, I’ve no desire to simulate Dita’s notorious martini glass routine (unless said glass was to be served up privately to Fass on a bender). Ironically I choose Dita for the wardrobe.
Dita equals to old school glamour and her off stage wardrobe consists of the kind of fabulousness the angels in high couture heaven should be wearing. She looks like she is about to rush of to an assignation with Don Draper – every single day. Who wouldn’t want a piece of that action? We’ll just erase the small issue of marriage to shock rocker Marilyn Manson from the memory banks.
Annabel could provide this blog with some substance to go with the style. I love the way she combines humor with real insight. Thanks to Annabel’s columns in SMH and The Drum http://www.abc.net.au/news/thedrum/ being politically informed at least tolerable if not enjoyable. I’d try to emulate her if only I could shift my focus away from crumpet for long enough. Did I mention also that she has fabulous hair? Its wild!
Who do you want to be?
* From I Want That Man