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From Erica Schwievershausen’s piece for New York Magazine‘s “The Cut”:

Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, New York’s drag scene transformed from an underground phenomenon to a vibrant—and visible—nightlife subculture. Documenting the evolution was Linda Simpson, a longtime drag personality who moved to New York from Minnesota in the late ’80s, and quickly became immersed in the East Village’s burgeoning drag scene, experiencing drag’s rapidly increasing popularity firsthand. “I threw myself in heels-first. I was out practically every night,” she told “The Cut” of her early years in the city. Simpson also, unusually for the time, brought along a camera—“just like a 35 millimeter, nothing professional”—to capture the scene.

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