House of Gunt and Drag as Muse in Savannah's Art Scene

Samurai Love by Emily Earl

Samurai Love by Emily Earl

Luckily, being in a creative town, with an art school that dominates much of the nightlife, we are approached constantly by the students to be included in their "art". Whether it is photography, fashion, nude drawings, etc. Flu and I joke that the SCAD professors are probably fed up about hearing about us, just like you are. WELL WE DONT FUCKING CARE! YOU’RE GONNA DRINK UP EVERY GAWDAMN DROP OF GUNT WE GIVE YOU.

Anyways, one such artistic collaboration came to us from the talented film students Paola Trusendi, Margarita Hernandez, and Isabel Carillo when they approached us about doing a documentary on our favorite subject, Us!

We were flattered and hesitant, nervous of how they'd portray us in the final cut. In the end, we came off as pompous, delusional, and trashy. We were ecstatic!! But TBH, we came off just as we wanted (Except me I could have been bitchier).

Check out the documentary yourself, Sexy but Sexxxless:

Here are a few of the other artists to have worked with the Gunts:



EMILY EARL

Anita Shave by Emily Early

Anita Shave by Emily Early

Toyota Mitsubishi by Emily Earl

Toyota Mitsubishi by Emily Earl

Emily Earl is a Savannah staple. Walking into her home you would think by the piles of Polaroids scattered about that Emily’s been doing this for a long time and she has. For fifteen years, Emily has been photographing the quirky faces of her hometown, Savannah, GA, using moments of darting eye contact and unabashed body language to tell stories on film.

Emily is a founding member, and also serves as Director of Public Relations & Special Events at Sulfur Studios, a community art space in Savannah. Founded in 2014 and located in the Starland District, Sulfur Studios provides artists with affordable studio, gallery and performance space. Sulfur Studios hosts art openings, film screenings, workshops, live music, theater, performance art and more.

To see more of Emily’s work visit: www.emilyearlphotography.com

Instagram: @emilyearlphoto



HALEY VARACALLO

Monster Cunt by Haley Varacallo

Monster Cunt by Haley Varacallo

In their own words:

“I have always been drawn to theatrical, everything. The lights, the energy, the makeup, the glam. I have always possessed a knack for observing people, really seeing them, loving the complexities of psychology and humanity as a whole. I have personal connections with the topics of homo/pansexuality and gender fluidity/androgyny, and am hardly a prude.. Philosophical and poetic writing about people had always been a hobby of mine, but never photographing them.”

Raine Raine by Haley Varacallo

Raine Raine by Haley Varacallo

“I would think about them, and appreciate them, but never photograph them. Even in my true everyday life, with my cell phone, I rarely snapped photos of ‘my people’ and of my life. I realized that I really wanted to. I wanted to use my camera, my tool, to capture the beauty in people.

People that I resonate with. People that attract me, and that I yearn to know, and grow to love.

I started attending The House of Gunt Shows, religiously, (I actually attended the very first one) and quite literally instantly fell in love. It wasn’t drag, it wasn’t burlesque, it wasn’t... anything I had really seen before.

It was something silly, yet raunchy, artistic, gross, heartfelt and humorous. I absolutely fell for it. It was such a sensory overload that everything else in comparison seemed to be lacking some, glitter.”



MATT SLADE

Raine Raine by Matt Slade

Raine Raine by Matt Slade

Matt Slade’s photography of HoG events has been featured on Wussy twice: here and here, but we wanted to give you a different glimpse into his editorial style works of the HoG.

Be sure to be checking out his IG @themattslade for some really sexy, fashion forward photography while you play this video of him working with LaZanya and Anita:

Monster Cunt. Over and out.