In her own words: Three times “beautiful and grotesque” Grace Jones told us exactly who she is

Nii Ntreh May 19, 2020 at 04:30pm

May 19, 2020 at 04:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Associate Editor

May 19, 2020 at 04:30 pm | Opinions & Features

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Grace Jones never shied away from talking about her androgenic exhibitionism. Photo Credit:

I really feel very male sometimes.”

When speaking to W Magazine in 2018, Jones said: “I really feel very male sometimes. I act it as well. I do act it, and I’m not sure if has to do with I was actually born with more male in a female body. I embrace both of them.”

Jones’ androgenic exhibitionism, it would seem, is definitely exhibitionism. But what it is not is performative – it is not a foil for show, at least, not for her because as far as Jones was concerned, she was being true to herself.

She had spoken in many other interviews about how she longed to be accepted for who she is. But the transcendence of what she purported to show, gender in a flux, was a big pill for too many to swallow.

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