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“I was never inspired by pageant queens I was always attracted to the crass I don’t give a fuck queens. I thought Sharon needles was the most offensive play with words names I could think of. Unfortunately I should have done my research because Sharon needles is like a governor, there is one in every state. Sharon needles shows the non serious side of the entertainment industry and mocks serious issues.” - Sharon Needles 

“I don’t know why I want to do these things, other than my desire to escape from Small Town, U.S.A., to dismiss the boundaries, to explore. It isn’t a bad place where I grew up, but there was nothing going on but the cornfields. My life experience came from watching movies, watching TV and reading books and looking at magazines. And when your fucking culture comes from watching TV every day, you’re bombarded with images of things that seem cool, places that seem interesting, people who have jobs and careers and opportunities. None of that happened where I was. You’re almost taught to realize it’s not for you.”

—Trent Reznor of Nine Inch NailsRolling Stone, 1994