Shhhh! Don't tell anyone, but 2002
is the 20th anniversary of the creation of Lypsinka. Will there
be a big celebration or will Lypsinka pull a Garbo and retreat
into seclusion and (more) neuroses? Who knows? In the meantime,
here are some precious glimpses into Lypsinka's colorful, forbidden
Lypsinka was almost born lip-synching
on Christopher Street, Halloween, 1982. Steven Meisel was in
the crowd and has 8-millimeter moving picture footage of Lypsinka
on this night in storage. He says he will find it someday. (Be
sure to check out "Mammy" in the background carrying
the soundtrack album of "Gone With The Wind!") Photos by John Dominic Barbarino.
Lypsinka goes Bette (Davis, that
is), sort of, in the basement of the legendary Pyramid Club,
NYC, circa 1985. Photo by Clayton Patterson.
Think that Katharine Hepburn will eat her heart out
when she sees this? Probably not. Lypsinka, circa 1985, seems
to have listened to the original cast album of "Coco"
one too many times.
A promotional card for a Lypsinka show in the East
Village, circa 1988.
What the hell is this look, circa 1989? Pat Benatar
receives an Oscar for the remake of "Female Trouble?"
WHAT WAS LYPSINKA THINKING?! Photo by Albert Sanchez.
Two of Lypsinka's favorite photos, they are rare polaroids
from 1993 for an Advocate shoot by Ruven Afanador.
Dare to look at these!
photos from my naughty, naughty life