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Jackson Long
Jackson Long

RuPaul - Supermodel (You Better Work) [HOT]

Bailey once told me that part of Ru's charm was his friendly approach. "RuPaul is basically Big Bird from Sesame Street," he said. "He's non-threatening and family friendly." But you'd be gravely mistaken to confuse "non-threatening" with wimpy or ineffective. In fact, RuPaul's career argues stirringly for the power of the "you draw more bees with honey" strategy. He killed them with sweetness. The fetching beats, witty lyrics, and winning melodies in his music didn't hurt either. All could be found in abundance on Supermodel. Its title single became an instant club classic, italicized by a plethora of snap-ready tag lines, including "you better work," "I have one thing to say," and "Sashay/Shantay!" each repeated with intensifying attitude. That last term drew from the world of drag balls, a historic underground culture first revealed to the larger world three years earlier by Jennie Livingston's eye-opening documentary Paris Is Burning. Madonna spread word of that subculture further with "Vogue," and its accompanying music video.

RuPaul - Supermodel (You Better Work)




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