Me and Clint Catalyst at Senior Prom 1989

copyright AMANDA BROOKS PHOTOGRAPHY 2006

 

Can you see the teen angst? I was full of it. Clint and I have know each other since kindergarten and we still know each other 30 years later. He was my very gay date to prom. Yes, I was and am a fag-hag and yes, I knew and he knew he was gay. This was a coupling of convenience. We both knew we would dress to each other's liking.

The dress was bought 2nd hand from an actual beauty queen contestant named Kara Hussy (yes, that's her real name) from our commercial art vo-tech class. It had a hot pink ginormous bow on the bum which I surgically removed. Those are mirrors glued to Clint's jacket.

We only stayed for pictures as the red-neck jocks of my Arkansas high school wanted to kick the "fags and the witches" asses. We high-tailed it to Memphis (a mere hour's drive from Jonesboro) to George's Disco Inferno (Gay bar that let us obviously underaged impressionable teens in to frolick with the rest of the southern fried freaks) not long after this pic was taken for our "real" prom. ahhhh...good times.

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  • Giddy Girlie 7y

    Jezebel is asking for submissions of Past Prom Fashions: jezebel.com/5013582/reminders

    This should be included for sure. :)
  • ellen jo roberts 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Generation X, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • m a n d o l i n 7y

    holy crap this is awesome! Clint looks so different!!!!!!!
  • Chandler Poling 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Life is Dynamite, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Chandler Poling 7y

  • MsLisaTM 7y

    nice...it looks like we would had fun hanging out at prom too! I agree with you on the pink bow! Ugh! What a way to ruin a perfectly nice dress!!!!
  • Paul Merrill 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Green with Envy, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • BlueLBlock 7y

    This is amazing!
  • Melissa McNatt 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Prom Night In The Real World, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Theresa 6y

    great american story
  • Amara 6y

    That has to be the greatest prom photo ever. The mirror jacket and story are a nice touch too :)

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 1980s Fashion, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Mark Griffith 6y

    Love it
  • Emilylovesmusic 6y

    you both look lovely. i wish i could have been there, that picture looks like it's straight from an indie 80's movie. LOVE IT!
  • mrs.mccoy2010 6y

    All I have is one word
    Bravery
  • Michela Perrone 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called *...L'insostenibile leggerezza dell'Essere...*, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • onetalentdog 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called soulful group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Impossible Queens 6y

    Hello, I'm an admin for a brand new group called Duo Portaits , and we'd love to have this wonderful picture added to the group
  • rose_red_xoxo 5y

    the pic's amazing and I love the story =)
  • Alessandra Ackerman 4y

    ended up here due to one of my marathon image-consumption sessions on FFFFound!

    supergoddamn amazing story, already kind of a fan-girl for clint but this is just so endearing it makes me love him even more. oh and fan of your own work, as well...so many iconic images from the myspace era, makes me nostalgic tbh.

    i'm guessing you either abandoned flickr something like, two years ago, or you're just suuuuper picky about what groups you allow your photos added to, 'cause i don't think i've ever seen so many group invites among the comments of any picture, anywhere. (not that its any of my business!! just seemed like it'd be super twisted fab to have it in those groups like "couples," etc... ^--^ hee hee)

    goth-damaged new-wave teen angst faggotry FOR †HE WIN!!
  • Dee Dee T. 2y

    oh fuck yes yes yes... ♥ LIVING FOR THIS!!
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