Michael Musto emailed us today with the cryptic message “Hey, mama: James’s book is duly blown,” followed by a link to his Village Voice column. Turns out – as if we didn’t know – it was concerning this item:
Drag comes to the kiddie corner with Freakshow, the upcoming book by JAMES ST. JAMES (Disco Bloodbath), who tells me it’s about “a teenage drag queen growing up in a red state. I believe it’s the first drag queen as a main character in young adult fiction.” Except for Long John Silver. “It lets you know it’s OK to want to wear feathers and sequins,” he explains, “that it doesn’t have to be a psychosexual drama—it’s just about expressing yourself through ball gowns, blah blah blah. I see it as an AARON CARTER vehicle.” But let’s have a part for brother Nick, please—or else.
So James, consider your book now doubly blown. (Not really sure what that means exactly.)