Essay: Macho Man

Why does Donald Trump shuffle his way through Macho Man and YMCA to the cult-like adulation of his supporters? Why isn’t he dancing shirtless to Village People anthems at his rallies? Why is he such a terrible dancer? If fascism is theatre, as French filmmaker Jean Genet observed, then we must ask who fascism elevates to centre stage and who is deemed unworthy of being seen.

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