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America’s Drag Queens And Nostalgic Trolls Prepare Knife Battle Over Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

In all of the gay universe, there are only four pairs of ruby red slippers from the 1939 Wizard of Oz film: one is on display at the Smithsonian, another is part of a private collection that you’ll never see because you are a peasant, and some queen stole the third from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota (that bitch had to be cray-cray). But as the final pair of slippers prepares to go at a Profiles in History auction for about $3 million, we imagine that the nation’s drag queens and nostalgic trolls—the ones who drunkenly claim that “Judy Garland was such a bitch”—have begun pawning their most prized possessions in a sad, futile attempt to purchase meaning by buying The Holy Grail of gayness.

Of course, what manly man wouldn’t want Dorothy’s red slippers? Not only are the magical as balls, they also look great on guys—just check out how great they look on the Gnome King.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Dec 7, 2011
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  • 6 Comments
    • EmmaMTF
      EmmaMTF

      Judy Garland was such a ho-bag.

      Dec 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bagooka
      bagooka

      Golly, those shoes are HOT.

      Dec 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      Don’t have to be gay. Any major collector of film memorabilia should want them. (Put them on a shelf right next to the maltese falcon..)

      Dec 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Size Queen
      Size Queen

      What size are they?

      Dec 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TMikel
      TMikel

      They are actually rather cloddish clumsy sequined affairs – I once saw and held a pair and all iconography aside, did not think much of them. Now Dorothy’s little gingham dress – that was quite wonderful.

      Dec 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete n SFO
      Pete n SFO

      I was going to share this but the absolute contempt (that’s not just tongue-in-cheek) of gay people that identify with the tragic story of Judy Garland is so f’n appalling that I’ll just leave it here.

      Villareal, I’m surprised at you & I’ve been one of your defenders. Your humor missed the mark & then some…

      Dec 8, 2011 at 10:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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