"The person I
was writing about [in "As Girls Go"] was not a drag
queen. She was a girl, she was just this very fascinating woman,
and she's utterly beautiful and there's this odd, I don't know
what you'd call it, chemistry I guess, between us, because she
was a waitress and I would come in and she would sort of
flirt with me, which I remember feeling a little odd, especially
after I found out she wasn't really a girl. Someone I knew had
gone out with her and discovered that she was not a girl, but
no one knew how far the whole thing had gone. But she was utterly
charismatic and she was probably one of the most beautiful people
I had ever seen, very graceful. But it wasn't like she was a
drag queen, like the whole thing you think of a drag queen.
She was a person who had turned into a very feminine being.
And in fact on the last day she worked at the restaurant she
told me that she was very confused and was going to go on a
very long trip... and I just really felt for her."
Interview In the New York Press, Volume
12, Issue 21