Monday, November 6, 2017
Siena Yates: What makes a queer icon and why do they even matter?
27 Oct, 2017 9:25am
4 minutes to read
Grace Jones broke the rules and made it okay for the rest of us to do the same. Photo / Supplied
Siena Yates is an entertainment writer for The New Zealand Herald.
When Grace Jones was announced for Auckland City Limits earlier this week, I was inexplicably excited.
I say inexplicably because I can literally count the number of her songs I know on one hand.
I'm a Grace Jones fan without really knowing anything about Grace Jones, except that she's long been one of the queer icons I've looked up to throughout my life.
I remember seeing Grace Jones on TV when I was growing up and being entranced by her stature, her style, her voice, her vibe and my God, those cheekbones.
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