This is a follow up on yesterday’s excellent post. I sent it off to my Professionally Queer friend (drag king, works at a queer history museum) for analysis which lead to a discussion of whether any of those photos could legitimately be considered “Leather Daddy” or not.
As I see it, Shahrukh in Leather breaks down into two categories. Either, “A Dad who Has a Motorcycle” or “A Leather Daddy”. Very different things. For each of the following photos, which do you think is the correct answer?
Shahrukh in Prague, it’s a cool jacket but kind of a dopey expression, I say “dad with motorcycle”
Shahrukh in JHMS? 100% Leather Daddy
Hmm, maybe a mixture? “Leather Daddy who now has kids but still remembers his glory days?”
“Dad with motorcycle, no doubt”
“Dad with motorcycle waving hi”
Dad with motorcycle laughing at microphone
Guy who will become Dad with motorcycle but right now thinks he is cool
On the young side, but still definitely Leather Daddy
Hmmm. I guess “Dad with motorcycle on date night”?
Dad With Motorcycle. I just can’t with the cargo pants
Very young Leather Daddy
Dad with Motorcycle pretending to be a Leather Daddy but thinking it is kind of silly
Tired Dad with Motorcycle
Tired Leather Daddy
do you agree with my categories? Which version do you prefer, Leather Daddy or Dad? And of all these photos, which would you put up in your locker?