John Cameron Mitchell performed ‘Hedwig’ songs in at the premiere party (there’s video), which was attended by Sting whose wife Trudie Styler directed the movie which includes Bettle Midler as a cast member. Trudie is also doing Q&A’s at IFC Center where the movie is playing in NYC.
New Orleans Bounce artist Big Freedia may be the one person who has the power to make twerking passé, and if she does, it could be the sign of an enormous shift in cultural power.
“I’m over twerking,” Freedia said at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Festival. “We don’t twerk, though. We don’t twerk in New Orleans. We shake, wiggle, wobble, werk, bend over, bust over. We do it all. Twerking is just one of the words in our vocabulary. We’ve been twerking for years, but that’s just one of the words in the vocabulary of Bounce.”