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Hot Glue & Duct Tape: John McBurney’s Rasquache Aesthetic

Hot Glue & Duct Tape: John McBurney’s Rasquache Aesthetic

“We had the courage and the tenacity to be flamboyant and to be ourselves.” “I’m an old showgirl,” John McBurney says, as he shows me a faded photo of himself in partial drag backstage at Cornyation in 1998. McBurney is 61. “I am 6’ 4’’ and almost 300 pounds. I have to be very couture.

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