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Amanda Lepore channels Monroe

AMANDA LEPORE “Marilyn” featuring CAZWELL directed by LEO HERRERA from Leo Herrera on Vimeo.

Amanda Lepore is the world’s most famous transsexual. And she’s proud of it. When you call Mandy’s cell phone and get her voicemail she coos that she has a “fully functioning vagina.” No. Seriously. She does.

Marilyn Monroe also had one of those too. So it seems perfect sense that Amanda, a muse and icon, would eventually get around to channeling Monroe, another icon and muse. And she does it so well. Directed by Leo Herrera, the video plays a sorta sick homage to Monroe, with Lepore vamping with with pill bottles in front of the camera and in a body bag.

It sounds like it could be tacky, but it’s a love letter to Marilyn Monroe. Just a little different and little odder than your typical “Candle in the Wind” tribute.