a girl walks into a classroom wearing a spaghetti strap shirt. immediately every boy within a 50 yard radius gets a raging erection. the teacher attempts to present a lesson but to no avail, no one can hear over the sound of every male student masturbating to this girl’s shoulders. why couldn’t she just wear a long sleeved shirt
I am in love with the Oz books and all the myriad adaptations, versions and general incursions into the Oz universe. It’s the quitessential American fairytale.
I decided to do my own version of the Supreme Ruler of Oz, Ozma. Now she first appeared in “The Land of Oz” in 1907.
With my adaptation I wanted something a little later, in the 20’s-30’s era of fashion. I feel like art deco and the fashions of the era are very chic, elegant and somewhat other worldly.
Ozma is a fascinating icon and I think very applicable to the LGBT community. Ozma starts out as the boy Tippetarius being raised by the cruel witch Mombi and Tip goes on an adventure to escape this witch only to find out that he was a she all along. Not only was Tip Ozma, but Ozma was the ruler of Oz, a world that only seems to work right when women are running the show.
Ozma is regal and magical while Tip is mischievous and adventurous. This dual nature exists in all of us and it’s amazing that something that is really quite progressive existed at the turn of the century, let alone being one of the most popular series of it’s time.