Barack Obama doesn’t engage in flagging (or flag dancing). The little heathen wouldn’t even wear that flag pin for a long time, for God’s sake! But the gays absolutely adore it, spinning two flags around in public places and making quite a scene, all while dabbling in all kinds of ritualized empowerment and artistry issues, blah blah blah. And what happens with ANY gay dance craze? It becomes a documentary, silly. And so, Wolfgang Busch, who did How Do I Look?, a penetrating view of the voguing scene, has now turned to a doc tentatively called The Art of Flagging, and he wants you to put down your pole and help. He’s looking for flaggers and flag music to put in the film, and if you fit the bill, you can flag him down at WolfgangBusch@earthlink.net. In the meantime, check out this example of flagdancing at its finest. Come on, give it a salute.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 27, 2008