Sunday, March 21, 2010

Asian Stud

Chase told me about how G-Dragon is his favourite asian male role model because he revels in queerness but he's still a mainstream Korean heartthrob

1 comment:

  1. I was at the sister spit show last night, and I just wanted to say how much I loved your performance!

    My best friend is into Kpop, so of course She's gotten me into it too and I'm a huge fan of Big Bang, in large part because of how much G-Dragon (and to a lesser extent T.O.P) gleefully revels in queerness, sartorial and otherwise- largely masculine cuts, but in day-glo pink or polka dots or with a giant floral brooch, and always, always flashy kicks. There's a thread of the American hip hop dandyism of Andre 3000 and Kanye in it, but plenty of swagger without Kanye's No Homo bravado. He just has a fun, fresh, exciting approach to masculinity and its fantastic to hear hundreds of mainstream teen girls screaming for it.

    Haha, sorry for the essay!