I could definitely relate to today’s New York’s Times article about Hasidic Jews having to cope with summer heat while wearing uncomfortable garb.
According to the article: “Hasidic men wear dark three-piece suits crowned by black hats made of rabbit fur, and Hasidic women outfit themselves in long-sleeved blouses and nearly ankle-length skirts.”
As a drag queen, my appearance is a little more, uh, slutty—but I’m still stuck wearing tight undergarments, pantyhose, wigs and thickly applied makeup. Just like the Hasids, I shvitz!
Hasids dress the way they do to honor God (whatever that means), I do it because I’m a masochist! We’re all meshugeh!