Announcing the sixth and final speaker for Friday night’s The Lost Lectures event in New York: Amanda Lepore!
Classifying Amanda Lepore is no easy task. She’s an iconic figure, a recording artist, model, muse, and all-round powerhouse in the transgender community. Many of you will recognize her from her work with photographer David LaChapelle; she helped to create some of his most provocative pieces, including images of her snorting diamonds, blurring the boundaries of gender and sex, and emulating divas like Marilyn Monroe. Others may know her as the international ‘it’ girl who’s become a global nightlife figure. She proudly boasts “the most expensive body on earth” — and on Friday, she’ll be talking about the woman behind the image and her lifelong commitment to self-expression.
Lepore will be joining musical sensation Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes), writer and publisher Choire Sicha (of The Awl), photographer Barbara Nitke, scientist Marc Abrahams, Brooklyn dance sensations Flex Is Kings + filmmaker Deidre Schoo, and a video art program that includes work by Rico Gatson, Chelsea Knight, Serkan Özkaya, Zefrey Throwell, and Saya Woolfalk.
For the uninitiated, The Lost Lectures is a secret evening event. Only ticket holders find out where it’s taking place (instructed via email a few days before). Please be reassured that it will not be a massive trek — no more than 40 minutes by subway from Union Square, door to door. Tickets are extremely limited and can be purchased here.