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30 years of Trade

30 years of Trade

The 30th anniversary of Trade’s upon us. The most infamous nightclub since Studio 54 is very worthy of the praise and cultural analysis that will greet its lurch into middle…
Ange Pascale

Ange Pascale

Soho legend, catwalk model and trans superstar, Ange Pascale died at the end of January. The West End is missing a legend. I’ve lost a fabulous friend and a celestial…
Diary of a Film

Diary of a Film

Niven Govinden’s most recent book, This Brutal House proved a welcome reflection on New York’s ‘80s ball scene. Voguing, and the subculture that birthed this phenomenon has been repackaged, Madonnafied,…
Marcus D’Amico

Marcus D’Amico

The actor Marcus d’Amico has died, aged 54. Millions of us watched him on television with giddy desire. I interviewed him at the peak of his fame. Many years later,…
I’ll miss you, Kevin Davies

I’ll miss you, Kevin Davies

Random circumstances brought Kevin Davies into my life. He modelled for Jay Eff, so I’d seen his face in Jay’s studio. He stared out from club flyers and glossy magazines.…
Porn stars and Prozac

Porn stars and Prozac

As the pandemic death toll rises, jobs crumble and confusion reigns, we’re spinning deeper into a mental health crisis. Lockdown experiences are having psychological consequences – including restrictions on funerals…
Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

Some are singing the praises of Piers Morgan, because he’s shouty and  furious with the Government. I have a longer memory. He might be seen as a ‘key worker’, but…