Monday, June 22, 2009

The Chemicals Between Them?

How are:

Amanda Lepore (Best DSLs I've ever seen), Dr. Cuddy from House MD (aka Lisa Edelstein), Voldermort James St. James, Richie Rich (one of the founders of the Heatherette clothing line), Ru Paul, and Larry Tee (DJ extraordinaire) connected?

They all were members of the Club Kids in the New York underground scene during the 80s. What does this entail? Some excerpts from Wiki Lala Land:

The Club Kids were a group of young clubheads led by Michael Alig and James St. James in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This group was famous for their outrageous costumes and extensive drug use -- in particular, ecstasy, ketamine, and heroin, although preferences ranged.

Michael Alig's fame and influence quickly grew. At one point, he was on the payroll of several clubs owned by Peter Gatien for doing nothing but showing up with his entourage of Club Kids in order to draw more customers to the clubs. When they wanted to add a little variety to their night-life, Michael and the club kids began holding illegal parties in various public places including a donut shop and the New York subway.

Party at a NYC subway donut shop? DONE AND DONE. Just so you know Michael Alig (the founder of the original Club Kids) was later convicted of murder over drugs. These kids went HARD. And it just blows my mind to think Lisa Edelstein was a part of this.


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