Can I just say that I am proud of my homeland where two such radical queers can actually legally marry?
I am happy to have Jessica as one of my own. Her interviews in this documentary The Fat Body Invisible almost brought me to tears. She pleads the case for radical self-love, and performs a flagrant femininity. She writes:
“I’ve adjusted my life to make room for my hypervisibility. I realized when I was getting into body acceptance and fat politics how my body’s visibility was being used against me and how I would feel comfortable and more importantly empowered fighting back. I fight back by making myself SUPER FUCKING VISIBLE on MY terms and presenting myself in a way that forces you to see my fat body but see ME in it…. I WANT to be threatening. I want you to think about shit when you see me bouncing down the street.”
Basically my new hero, she uses fashion as a weapon, a source of confidence, and a tactic to force a confrontation with onlookers on her own terms. I wish I could see her bouncing down the street.
Together the Luxery-Legays have started a video blog called Heavy Petting where readers can write in for sex and relationship advice. The couple usually responds from bed amidst some rumpled pink sheets with Jessica in a lacy vintage peignoir and Majestic decked out like a hybrid dandy/leather daddy.
The two are a colorful post-queer theory power-couple straight out of John Waters’ Cry Baby. They proudly thrift all of their clothing, and are extremely generous with their insights into overcoming fat-phobia, sexism, homophobia, and living out big dreams.
You can address your own question to the Luxery-Legays at firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: Heavy Petting