To describe this moment in the GOP contest, I must resort to the Greek literature I studied in college. There is Aristophanes, the comic writer, and there is Sophocles, the tragedian. Truly, this contest is veering between these two extremes.
No image captures our attention quite like the human face - its ability to communicate is unparalleled. All of mankind believes they are 'face readers,' too. Everyone believes they can tell what another person is thinking simply by means of facial clues.
In the famous musical of the same name, hair was looked at as sign of rebellion. Hair was both a symbol and sign of freedom. It's always astonishing how times change and how the sensibility of a culture is reflected to by a host of new manners and mores.
While it's a lighthearted and funny story, the play does carry some complicated issues related to identity and sexuality. For these characters -- and the show in general -- there's usually more than meets the eye.