I've spent a lot of time in this bustling city, but never, until this food court epiphany, do I recall taking note of just how fashionable women are in what has been hailed as "The Paris Of South America." Every female that passed by had long, straight, dark hair (think keratin treatment).My cute pixie haircut suddenly felt more like an unruly too-short hairdo.In the years since its hey-day, competitors with a more general focus overshadowed Stickam.
Though my relationship with Tango has always been with International/American Tango I love watching Argentina Tango and have the utmost respect for it.
But that night, as the wooden plates were being cleared from a gluttonous asado in which we’d sampled every cut of beef that could be barbecued, my friend Peter challenged the longevity of such public sensuality.
I didn’t hear what prompted the thought, but his words rang out across the raucous dinner party: “They don’t say as many piropos these days.”A piropo is the most simpatico of flirtations — a kind of street poetry that a man whispers just when he’s close enough to look a woman in the eye. ), when delivered by a bewitching flatterer, is pure excitement — a moment of unexpected intimacy with a stranger — and then, before your cheeks have fully flushed, he’s gone.
I was ashamed of my over-indulgence, but I also became extremely aware that I just didn't fit in.
You see, I'm a first-generation American; my extended family still lives in Buenos Aires.
Now some of Stickam’s stars including Gay God run their videos on You Tube where they can earn a revenue share.