Monday, March 24, 2008


"And beauty is a form of genius -- is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or spring-time, or the reflection in dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. It cannot be questioned. It has its divine right of sovereignty. It makes princes of those who have it."
-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

John Lennon is credited far more with conflating the Beatles' legacy with feminism, but maybe we need to consider the contribution of Paul. After all, the majority of Beatlemaniacs were Paul fans, his beauty bringing them out by the thousands, which, as I've argued, made them aware of their numbers/political power.

Paul is the Helen of Troy in the Beatles. His face launched a movement!

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