Pussy Control

Julie Atlas Muz and Michael T let their freak flags fly, among other things

"I don't know if it's going to make any sense," she says. "Some sections are gorgeous. Two sections are beautiful. A couple of moments are nice." She offers a final warning, though: "I find disturbing things beautiful."


Muz probably has a lot in common with Michael T, the Motherfucker who celebrated his 40th birthday last Thursday night at Sol in a most outlandish fashion. It was an orgasm of unabashed self-love, and we loved him right back, with Mother T performing a nearly two-hour set with a live band that included a four-piece string section and help from friends including Theo (of Theo and the Skyscrapers), DJ Jess, Peppermint Gummybear, and the Ones . On the menu—entirely designed and conceived by the birthday boy—were songs evoking '70s glam ( T. Rex's "Children of the Revolution"), disco ("Hot Stuff," sung by Peppermint), and '80s new wave ( Gary Numan's "Asylum/I Disconnect From You"). The latter was the set's highlight—just when you thought it was over, Michael and two backup dancers named Milan and Sahara pranced off the stage (helped along by a bright spotlight, of course) and made their way across the floor to the other side of the club, where they climbed a balcony and performed a synchronized robot dance. You just had to see it to believe it. The crowd—consisting of Michael's number one fans, including host Chi Chi Valenti, the other Motherfuckers ( Georgie Seville, Johnny T , and Justine D, who was DJ'ing along with the Bangers), Mistress Formika (who sang a Cure song), Miranda Moondust, and Tommie Sunshine —watched in amazement. It'd been a long time since you'd seen anyone make such an effort in nightlife. At evening's end, Sunshine simply said, "That was the most New York party I've been to in a long time."

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Tricia Romano
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