Monday, February 01, 2010

Read me on Antenna!

I am reliving my beauty small-town beauty pageant days on this media and cultural studies blog today. Read all about it here.


  1. Anonymous9:57 AM

    I read your critique and don't especially care for the Miss America or Miss Universe..but must admit I was very proud of you when you were Miss Marigold...Bomma

  2. love that you wrote this and also now having a flash back from when you won Miss Marigold that your performace piece including a line about "faxing a prayer to the Western Wall..." that must have been the clincher for the Pekin judges :)

  3. I love it, S! And it demonstrates why any wise person would shy away from intellectual talk with you. ;) But I can't resist: I thought Slater was gay? If not he's at least a major gay icon. That's the wrinkle I'd want to discuss with you over cocktails. What does it mean to put a gay (icon) man into the role of hyper-masculine enforcer of heteronormativity?

    But leave it to me to get all gay about it. I notice your first commenter on Antenna raised a question of racial ambiguity. That's how you know this is brilliant my friend. You've provided a platform for all kinds of neat conversations.

  4. Tripod7:58 PM

    I loved your article! I remember when Miss America was culturally relevant.(But I am OLD) However, I think that we are getting healthier and more enlightened as a culture.
    And as we do, Miss America and other beauty pageants are progressively less relevant.
    Great article.