I went to see Cabaret way back when with Alan Cumming in the role of the Emcee. What I remember most was how transfixed I was by his rouged nipples.
Perusing my local, and excellent, sex shop a couple of days ago, I was struck by the fashion of sex. There is such a particular direction that one is pointed in when one becomes interested in exploring sex and related toys. The dildos and toys themselves make perfect sense, designed as they are to conform to the shape and needs of the body. But the stylized whips, and black leather restraints? The cheesy pasties and chaps? Why haven't we done better? Or- we have, but only in high fashion- Alexander McQueen, or Azzedine Alaia or the late great Gianni Versace come immediately to mind.
Shouldn't we be able to translate those concepts into something affordable and cool? Sexual for sure, and leather, why the fuck not, but not cheesy streetwalker slut? Am I asking for too much?