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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NO TEA, NO SHADE











In last Sunday's New York Times Magazine, "A Thousand Cuts" explained the art of shade and reading. I was thrilled to read the author's opening; the infamous shade that Aretha Franklin threw on Patti LaBelle at the White House last year

It was a great article, explaining the form & its beginnings. What I have here is a snippet from an ancient, "To Tell The Truth." Though I'm not certain of its date, I'm positive it's from the early 60s. I just stumbled upon this by accident a while back, but set it aside. I knew it would come in handy one day. So, Peggy always gave off a butchy vibe (yes, I know she was married). Were us queens throwing shade (and calling it that) back in that day?



10 comments:

  1. I can remember back when I was in the throws of the drag, at shows. If you didn't care for another queen, one would throw shade. Or , "See that queen? Watch out for her, she's a shade shady!"

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    1. and since then, you've never thrown shade?
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    2. Gurlllllllll since then???? I lucky I have a fuckin job! The things people wear..........i things I say.......

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  2. Shading? Is this something I can do with a pencil or stick of charcoal, or do I need to be more of a bitch about it?

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    1. just be as much of a bitch as you usually are, that's perfect!

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  3. I don't know about the term itself, but I've seen old Southern ladies cast better shade than anyone.

    Bless your heart!

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  4. I have "a friend" who wears teashades.

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  5. I've thrown drinks over people.... deliberately.
    Sx

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Please, we're all ears!