“He was soon to become the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany,” reads the tagline for Luchino Visconti’s 1969 film The Damned. It’s an improbable caption for the image below it: a man in drag.
JULIA SIRMONS writes about style and excess in film, media and performance. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Bright Wall/Dark Room, CrimeReads, Crooked Marquee, Another Gaze, and The Brooklyn Rail. She has a PhD in Theatre and Performance from Columbia University.