Zach Posen has a new line for Target that he claims is inspired by Lesbian Proms.
Looks like he was more inspired by waifish heterosexual pigeon-toed models who need Forrest Gump leg braces and a few buckets of KFC. How can she dance on an empty stomach ... and with those broken ankles to boot? Had I worn the Posen pumps to my own Jersey prom, they would have wound up in the Hudson river, immediately following the slow dance to "Wonderful Tonight" on board the Spirit of New York. Having said that, if I had seen a gay girl rock this amazing tux at my prom, I would have come out of the closet a few years early. Well done, Posen. But I think the majority of 18 year old lesbians may be more comfortable going to prom like this.
There's been a lot of media attention around two high school lesbians, a tuxedo and the state of Mississippi. Constance McMillen, otherwise known as Lil'Gay, was banned from taking her GF to the prom, which had been set for April 2, 2010. Not only did school officials bar her from taking a member of the same sex, they also objected to the notion of her wearing a tux. Had a straight girl chosen to wear one of Posen's outfits, accompanied by her meathead, there likely wouldn't have been an uproar. The tux is taking an awful lot of flack these days. What's so threatening about tails and a top hat? Personally, I prefer the Don Draper suit. But the tux is timeless, classic dapper.
Constance soon found the ACLU and Roger Ebert (huh? the movie guy?) who have since sued the district. In response, the school decided to cancel the prom all-together. As if this kid's high school experience wasn't horrific enough, now she has the hatred of the entire student body to contend with, for "ruining their prom." A facebook page has been started, presumably by the ACLU, calling for support of Constance and her quest to get drunk, have sex, throw up in the parking lot and generally do regrettable things at her prom, just like everyone else. Please help her in her plight by showing your support as a fan.
Ellen DeGeneres, friend to the gays and wife of a former Australian, will have Constance on her show on April 19. I'm guessing Ellen may surprise Constance with a Zach Posen outfit, some post-prom treats, a free prom performance by Melissa Etheridge or perhaps an Olivia Cruise. Nothing says gay prom like Olivia. Perez Hilton also invited Constance out to California. What for, I'm not quite sure. But I digress.
Another Mississippi gay has been discriminated against, this time, for wanting to appear in the yearbook dressed in a tuxedo.
The moral of the story here is obvious. Don't live in Mississippi if you're gay. They don't like you. They don't want you going to prom - and god forbid - you request to wear a tux while attending. This one is so ridiculous, it's really difficult to understand the thinking behind the most recent "banning." If Ceara Sturgis wants to wear a tux in her senior picture, let the girl wear a tux. She should have the same exact experience as everyone else. Which will involve deep regret in 20 years for having opted for the Chad Rogers, from Bravo's Million Dollar Listing. Give em' hell, Ceara!