Of all the curios I’ve come across the internet since beginning this blog, the kinetic wonder that is Sara Carlson is indubitably a personal favorite. For the camp aficionado, watching her dance is a transcendental, yet enigmatic, experience. She moves in ways that are positively superhuman, her facial expressions are like tractor beams determined to pull you into her orbit of fabulousness, and those costumes are simply out of control. At the same time, there’s so little information about Sara Carlson that she’s practically like the Loch Ness Monster of camp pleasure. We have document occurrences but little substantial information to support or explain her existence.
How did she find herself in Italy, and where did she go after her stint on Al Paradise? What’s she been up to in the past two-and-a-half decades, and where is she now? While many of these questions demand answers, I’m quite pleased to say that I can at least vouch for Sara Carlson’s existence. We’ve made contact, and she walks among us! Seriously, check it out:
And not only has she found us, but we can now find her whenever we want thanks to the wonders of MySpace. Thanks, outdated social network of the early aughts!
Even better, though, is that her MySpace has several more videos posted, and–dare I say it? Yes, I do dare!–they’re even more incredible than the last round. I hope you like your paradigms shifted, because that’s what these videos will do.