Saturday, August 31, 2013

Andrew and Drew

Here's a nifty long hair versus short hair match at Beyond Wrestling, featuring Drew Gulak, heir to the Young Jack Brisco Mystique, against the recently unmasked Chiva Kid, Andrew Everett. (For the record, it's also catch technician versus high flyer, and North versus South.) What's the special appeal of the contrasting hair styles for me? There's masculinity, there's femininity--there's order, there's disorder. There's also, for someone of my age, memory of the overlap of two strong styles of American masculinity--the scruffy deadpan masculinity of 1960s TV westerns and the preening flashy masculinity of 1960s rock-n-roll.

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