Here it is.She was 55.
I always thought she was older than me -more 65 plusishthan 55. That’s because she was so abnormal looking, so altered by plastic surgery. COSMETIC surgery I guess they call it now.
This goes to prove my long standing theory that COSMETIC surgery doesn’t make you look young – it only makes you look old in a different way. Big Ang had the added burden of unrealistic exaggeration: abnormally large lips and boobs, skin tanned to the point of leather. And that’s why she didn’t -nay couldn’t- look her age.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t tip my hat to her liveliness, her open spirit, her moxie. Still, she lived an aberrant life and her physical appearance reflected that. I was a fan. In the most fundamental way, she was a victim of the patriarchy. The Italian/ Italian American patriarchy.
God speed, Big Ang. Now you’re free.