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From Sarah Coleman’s interview with Amy Touchette for The Literate Lens:

You can’t ignore The World Famous *BOB*. Standing at around six foot six in a bouffant wig and high heels, voluptuous and effervescent, she dominates any room she enters. You might assume she’s a man in drag, but you’d be wrong—though *BOB* has been known to pass as a queen when performing in drag clubs. In fact, she’s somewhat unique, a female burlesque performer who at one point identified as male, was embraced by gay men and drag queens, then realized she could “transition” to womanhood while retaining her outsize personality.

Hers is “the ultimate postmodern gender story,” says Amy Touchette, a photographer who spent four years documenting *BOB*’s life on and off stage.

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View Amy Touchette’s series, “Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait Of The World Famous *BOB*
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