"the self-proclaimed 'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll' who changed everything. The first musical icon to exclaim/proclaim the persona of ''bad nigger'' (greasy skin, greasy hair, loud), Richard was a sexual menace too (faggot in eyeliner; big faggot in stretch pants)"
“Baldwin’s work opened up the world for me; it was also precisely because it did do that that it could, if not closely watched, overwhelm any perception I might eventually develop about it and the way we live now.”
"Fame makes different things of different people. For the friend (me) who may count success as being sweetest for having n'er succeeded, the friend (Todd) who does eventually becomes unavoidably bound to the signs of his fame."