Emma Peel

from the 60s British TV show The Avengers, as played by Diana Rigg.

Scroll down for 3 pix: 2 "catsuits" (the popular term), one with gloves, one without, followed by a shot in color, a production still for the 1967-68 season.

Who can peel apart the butch and femme identities of these poses, so closely layered together?

Yes, Avenger scripts are as filled with heterosexual energy as her co-agent John Steed's champagne is filled with bubbles. Yet there was always something else in her a-peel, a sexuality beyond category (and certainly with no single focus)....

     
     
     

     

 

... thanks to many Avengers Websites for the "loan" of these pix....

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