Is this fraud or personation or rather a mirror held up to the vagaries that go to make up our likely stories?
Excerpt from an essay by Jacqueline Millner
Galatea video evidence 1996
`Passing' as a member of a particular class, ethnicity, gender or sexuality is usually seen as an act of imitation sure to be uncovered, sooner or later. However, the evidence of `drag' shows that `passing' can also lead to a more extreme version of the original--more real than real. Is this magnification through impersonation an art in itself? (D.P.)
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