Watch Perfume Genius Perform ‘Queen’ on ‘Letterman’


Perfume Genius, he of the leisure suits and painted nails and eerie-cum-aggressive-cum-transgressive music of this year’s Too Bright, made his network TV debut last night on Letterman. Is America ready for Mike Hadreas? I sure hope so, because he’s wearing his best suit, painted lips, and some kind of S&M neck harness.

It’s pretty amazing to see Hadreas sway and gyrate as he sings “No family is safe/ When I sashay,” on national television. He even pulls a Mick Jagger pose. Watch, and see Letterman be happy about it at the end.