Armond White Music and Music Video Review of RuPaul “Back To My Roots” music video/song (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years Of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

71)  Armond White Music and Music Video Review of RuPaul’s Back To My Roots music video/song.    -1992-

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Back To My Roots music video launches RuPaul’s full-length album Supermodel of The World (Tommy Boy Records) in a grand, hilarious, heartwarming style.  As directed by Randy Barbato, it is…

 

 

…one of the few pop videos to revel in Black physiogonomy and the various notions of glamour that Black folks creat–whether Afrocentric or Hollywood–derived, a drag queen like RuPaul has access to all of them… 

 

 

 

 

RuPaul sets the music video in Ernestine Charles’s beauty salon on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, as a personal and cultural homage–he goes to the source of personal reinvention, the actual factory of self-made Black men and women.  Just as the song plays with ethnocentricity by…”

 

 

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on RuPaul’s Back To My Roots music video, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.

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