November 9, 2016

“Girlfriend Material” by Alysa Offman @ Metro Times

Sarah Rose Sharp was living in New York City when she stumbled upon a seemingly innocuous crate of Betty Boop keychains in an alley behind a Koreatown tchotchke shop.

But the figurines, which were to be sold at the shop, weren’t the iconic cartoon character as most of us know her — the flirty, raven-haired minx wearing a red dress and gold hoop earrings. Instead the tiny effigies were outfitted in assless chaps, adorned with stomach tattoos, and posed provocatively. Some wore nothing more than a bra, panties, and thigh highs, while others had on miniscule shorts with the button suggestively undone.

“I asked myself, ‘Why do these exist?'” Sharp says. “If you look at these keychains, a great deal of thought and design went into them.”

Read more here…

Thank you to Alysa Offman for the lovely piece on the show. Lady Prez or no, we are stronger together!

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