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by on June 20, 2011

With Gay Pride this weekend in New York City, FashionIndie is showing some pride — for once — with daily Gift Guides for the gay/lez/tran/bi/queer/other in your life. To kick off the fag-stivities (#pridepun!) here are some gift ideas for your favorite Art Fag.

GAY PRIDE GIFT GUIDE: For the Artsy Fartsy Fag

The Art Fag may be pretentious; he may be obnoxious; he may be a huge snob and possibly an annoying know-it-all; but at least girl’s got taste.

- An Ascot. Nothing says class like an ascot. But it being both summer and Pride — and the Art Fag being gay and thus secretly a whore deep down — he can pair it with his favorite billowy tank and booty short combo. And considering the proliferation of ascots on Prada’s Spring 2012 runway, you’ll be giving him the best gift of all: being ahead of the trend.

GAY PRIDE GIFT GUIDE: For the Artsy Fartsy Fag

A look from Prada Spring 2012 Mens Collection

Tickets to Master Class. Forget Beyoncé, hang Gaga and don’t even mention Katy Perry. When it comes to divas, the Art Fag is not easily impressed. Maria Callas was DIVA on a whole other level: having an affair with Aristotle Onassis, downing tapeworms left and right to lose weight and generally owning the world. Played to critical acclaim by Tony and Emmy winner Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally‘s play, Master Class, the Art Fag will be brought to an edge of glory to which Gaga could never bring him.

GAY PRIDE GIFT GUIDE: For the Artsy Fartsy Fag

- Duffy by Chris Duffy. Brian Duffy, one of the few photographers to shoot the Pirelli calendar twice, lost his shit in the late-70s — didn’t we all? — and burned a ton of his negatives in the garden behind his house. Luckily, some of them were salvaged/recovered and are now available in this recently released tome on the iconic photographer that will inspire even the most temperamental Art Fag. Which is just about every Art Fag.

GAY PRIDE GIFT GUIDE: For the Artsy Fartsy Fag

- Grace Jones’ Nightclubbing. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this week, Grace Jones’ classic disco/reggae/post-punk dance album is likely to get your Art Fag up and flailing about despite his best ambivalent, cooler-than-thou intentions. Nightclubbing features Jones covering songs by Bill Withers, Iggy Pop and Flash and the Pan as well as her ode to anal sex and the double entendre, “Pull Up to the Bumper. ” And what’s gayer than buttsex and wit, especially when delivered by an androgynous fashion model? Not a goddamn thing, that’s what.

GAY PRIDE GIFT GUIDE: For the Artsy Fartsy Fag

- Absolut Vodka. At the end of the day, Pride’s about celebrating who you are and if there’s one thing the gays love to do is celebrate. Excessively. And Art Fags love to get wasted as much as, if not more than, the next trashy girl. Absolut, a longtime supporter of LGBT issues — look no further than the various Absolut-inspired challenges on RuPaul’s Drag Race –  also goes well with anything: orange juice, seltzer, regret…

GAY PRIDE GIFT GUIDE: For the Artsy Fartsy Fag

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Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail