Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The Hermaphrodite: Wayne Rogers, Wayne County or Jayne County
Wayne Rogers was born in 1947and left his hometown of Dallas, Georgia at the tender age of 21, he relocated to New York City. In 1977, County left New York to return to London, where the English punk scene was just emerging. Here, he formed a new band called Wayne County & the Electric Chairs.
Wayne Rogers, Wayne County or Jayne County has Autobiography titled, "Man Enough To Be Woman":
"The memoirs of a '70s punk/drag sub-icon whose unique trajectory across the counterculture has supplied her with great troves of decadent gossip as well as novel insights into life as a transsexual. County, nee Wayne Rogers, grew up a "sissy boy" in small-town Georgia and adopted flamboyant habits of makeup and dress while still in his teens, in the mid-'60s. Moving to New York City, County established a niche on the hippie edge of the gay community--in the summer of 1969 County both rioted at the Stonewall and grooved at Woodstock. While working menial day jobs, he was soon sharing an apartment with Warhol drag superstars Holly Woodlawn and Jackie Curtis, whose outrageous personalities and talents are the subject of some delightful, seamy anecdotes. Under Curtis's influence County adopted an extravagant, absurdist approach to cross-dressing that would be an important vehicle in an ongoing transformation from "him" to "her."
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