This video of Michael Musto as Ann-Margaret, filmed by Nelson Sullivan circa “sometime in the carefree ’80s,” is as close to a primer on Musto as you’ll ever get. Everything makes sense now.
“The way I keep relentlessly spewing witticisms while blithely declaring what’s ‘in’ and ‘out’ is absolutely madcap,” writes Musto. “And my frantic spinning around and posing in a whirlwind of glamour is even more astounding, especially since I wasn’t the least bit on drugs, and several witnesses will vouch for that. But I should have taken pills and offed myself later that night. I will never top this. And I was so fucking thin!”