“… in our early lives, our inability to attach and identify with men may prompt us to try to escape into the feminine realm to avoid the shame and fear of being compared unfavorably with other males. Although this is true of both gay and straight men, straight men bring these issues to their female partners. Not having woman as partners, we turn to our divas.”
– Joe Kort, Diva Worship and Gay Men, 2012
Like every little boy, we are exposed to packaged role models promoted by various media. We all want to grow up as fierce as Betty Bacall. We want to achieve her brand of glamour, her attitude towards life, art, and fame; and then we turn to French Cinema like every teenage boy who experiences transcendence.
Of course, as we grow to be a fine young man – we place our crowning obsession to diva madness to the woman who redefined “diva” for all its exponential worth.