Queen of the Underground

Penny Arcade. Photo by Rick Stachura. August 1, 2018.



“The underground is not about being cool, it’s about being willing.”

–Penny Arcade



Ms. Arcade during a performance of her one woman show The Faghag and Her Friends in the Summer of Love.

She also said that “rejection makes you holy;” and if you “go through all that, you become an ‘Old Queen’–one of the wise.” After all, you must push yourself beyond the barriers of “mediocrity” and “banality” if you wish to sit at the “Old Queen’s table.”

Photo by Rick Stachura. Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. August 1, 2018.



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