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Me and Clint Catalyst at Senior Prom 1989

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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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  1. giddygirlie 71 months ago | reply

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

    This should be included for sure. :)

  2. EllenJo 71 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Generation X, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. mandolin davis 70 months ago | reply

    holy crap this is awesome! Clint looks so different!!!!!!!

  4. chandlerpoling [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

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

  5. MsLisaTM 67 months ago | reply

    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!!!!

  6. Stuff about Minneapolis 67 months ago | reply

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

  7. BlueLBlock 67 months ago | reply

    This is amazing!

  8. NothingButFormals 62 months ago | reply

    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!

  9. outofthebox27 61 months ago | reply

    great american story

  10. MsBlueSky 61 months ago | reply

    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!

  11. Emilylovesmusic 60 months ago | reply

    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!

  12. mrs.mccoy2010 59 months ago | reply

    All I have is one word
    Bravery

  13. Soaddina 58 months ago | reply

    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!

  14. onefamousdog 57 months ago | reply

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

  15. MICK + WOUT 54 months ago | reply

    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

  16. rose_red_xoxo 46 months ago | reply

    the pic's amazing and I love the story =)

  17. The_Scene_Is_Dead 32 months ago | reply

    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!!

  18. DeeDee T. 16 months ago | reply

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

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