Fashion “Freedom” (George Michael Tribute)


I especially liked this video for conveying Lavoce’s purpose and mission visually and audially. Visually, even though the actors aren’t the supermodels they portray, they put in a lot of work to make this as correct as possible, under the field of crossdressing. Audially, it’s all about the lyrics. Listen to the lyrics. There’s quite a bit of depth in them despite the fact that someone filed this video under comedy. “Sometimes the clothes do not make the man” is what it seems to boil down to for me. When I hear it I think of suits and ties not reflecting what we want to express about who we are and who we want to become. We are not trapped by fashion. It is fashion (on our terms) that will make us free.

Just because…

  • you’d rather wear pajamas to work doesn’t mean you’re lazy
  • you’re a government employee doesn’t mean you don’t have tattoos
  • you have tattoos doesn’t mean you don’t dream of being a Disney animator or that you can’t be an archaeologist, life coach, or business owner
  • you have fangs and cat eyes doesn’t mean you don’t love kids
  • you’re a treehugger who wears only natural fabrics or a freak who has rainbow hair doesn’t mean you can’t be in IT
  • you’re psychic doesn’t mean you can’t wear business suits
  • you’re a woman doesn’t mean you can’t wear cufflinks, ties, kilts, or get your shoes shined
  • you’re a straight male doesn’t mean you can’t wear pink, eyeliner, or dresses
  • you’re gay or black doesn’t mean you can’t wear Republican pins and clothing with elephant designs
  • you don’t seem to need fashion freedom doesn’t mean you don’t support it

“When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so the male will not be male and the female will not be female… then you will enter the Kingdom” (The Gospel of Thomas 22)