27.12.09

SERVALAN - THE REASON I'M GAY

BEFORE GAGA, BEFORE MADONNA, BEFORE STEFANI. BEFORE TANYA TURNER, BEFORE JANINE BUTCHER, HELL, BEFORE ALEXIS CARRINGTON, THERE WAS ANOTHER FASHION FEROX: SERVALAN.SCIENCE FICTION HAS PRODUCED A LOT OF ICONIC IMAGERY, BUT TOWARDS THE END OF THE 70S, THERE WAS ONLY ONE ICON WHO DOMINATED THE TV SCREENS - SERVALAN, THE SUPREME PRESIDENT OF THE TERRAN FEDERATION, RULER OF THE GALAXY, PLAYED BY THE TERRIFYING JACQUELINE PEARCE . AND SHE THE WARDROBE TO MATCH. NOT MUCH WAS REVEALED ABOUT SERVALAN, BUT IT WAS SUGGESTED SHE WAS A SPOILT BRAT WHO'D MURDERED AND SHAGGED HER WAY TO THE TOP. IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE SHE WAS HAVING HER END AWAY WITH ONE OF BLAKE'S CREW: AVON. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AVON AND SERVALAN WAS TV GOLD - AND A LITTLE BIT S&M. SERVALAN STARTED OUT WEARING A LOT OF WHITE, BEADING, NETTING AND JEWELLERY. TOWARDS THE END OF THE THIRD SERIES, THE SERIES' COSTUME DESIGNERS HAD COTTONED ONTO HOW MUCH OF A FEROX SERVALAN WAS BECOMING, SO THEY STARTED PLAYING WITH THE OVERAL LOOK - THE ICONIC RED DRESS WITH THE FANNED COLLAR.BY THE TIME WE REACH THE FINAL SERIES, SERVALAN IS AT ROCK BOTTOM. RULING OVER A DESTROYED EMPIRE, SHE'S FORCED INTO HIDING AND TAKES ON THE ALIAS - COMMISSIONER SLEER. I THINK THIS IS PROBABLY MY FAVOURITE PHASE - ALL SENSE OF COLOUR IS JETTISONED AND SHE WEARS ONLY BLACK, AND A LOT OF FEATHERS. THE 'VULTURE DRESS' IS PROBABLY THE BEST THING THEY EVER SEWED HER UP IN. WHAT HAPPENED TO SERVALAN AT THE END OF THE SERIES REMAINS A MYSTERY - SHE WAS INVOLVED IN A HEIST WHICH SAW HER WINNING BACK PRESTIGE, MONEY AND A SPACE SHIP. SHE'S STILL OUT THERE, THE BIGGEST DIVA IN SPACE. SHE SPORTED THE SEVEREST CROPPED HAIR DO - THE 'KOJAK', A GRADE 5 ALL OVER. HER MAKE UP WAS IMMACULATE, ALWAYS VERGING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF TRANNY SPACE BITCH. SHE WAS ANDROGYNOUS - SHE WAS SEXY - SHE WAS IMMENSE.

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  1. lolol she's the reason you're gay? She's the reason i'm so kinky! She had such a commanding self-assured air, such a beautiful voice, and her no-nonsense unimpressed facial expressions that somehow conveyed a hidden smouldering lust. Oh. My. God. She ~was~ immense. I wonder if she realises how much effect she had on the developing psyches of a generation of British men.

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