A beautiful woman is kissed on the neck by two men as she exhales.
Source: Torso (1973), Dir. Sergio Martino

I’ll be writing under this pseudonym, “Perfume Genius”, for the sake of protecting my identity and for my personal security. Maybe one day I will get the balls to reveal my real name. But I guess I can use my nickname — it’s Ana.

I was born in a small city, in the upstate area of western New York. My city is 30 minutes away from the Canadian border, right on Lake Ontario (the easternmost Great Lake of the United States!). I like to think of…