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Dress by Geoffrey Mac. Helmet by Deryck Todd. Bracelet by Gabriel J. Shuldiner.
“When you get fame, you have absolutely no idea why you wanted it,” Needles says. Of her failure to adapt to her new notoriety, she notes, “If Darwin was alive today, he would kill me.”
“I’m exhausted,” says Needles, a member of two concurrent touring acts in addition to several other collaborative projects. “I gave up my favorite drug, which is sleep, and currently I’m residing in a hotel called airport. There’s no end in sight.”
“If you have any sort of sense of humor, you’ll get her fully and completely and just want to eat Sharon up with a spoon,” says Drag Race judge Michelle Visage. “She’s a performance artist, plain and simple. She tends to identify with the dark side, and that makes her laugh. It’s very vaudevillian in a way.”
Dress and jacket by Geoffrey Mac. Ponytail holder by Wonderpuss Octopus. Necklace by Gabriel J. Shuldiner.
Dress by Geoffrey Mac. Ponytail holder by Wonderpuss Octopus.
“I’ve always wanted to be famous,” Needles says. “A lot of faggots do. It justifies our lives and solidifies our existence and pumps up our bank accounts. Fame is something everyone wants. What I never realized is that fame is something only other people can feel. You never feel your own fame.”
Styling by Geoffrey Mac. Dress by Geoffrey Mac. Gun headband by Wonderpuss Octopus. Necklace by Gabriel J. Shuldine
“I’m going to be the first queen to use this crown as a testimonial,” Needles says. “Everyone has wasted that crown. What do they do? Photo shoots? Lipsyncing to a fucking Rihanna song? This crown has given me the financial ability and confidence to make my world known."
Read the full story, "The Devil and Miss Needles"