Downtown divas

With two of the ladies heading uptown this week, we revisit our list of ten local women every gay man should be obsessed with.


Shells Hoffman (Roslyn Hart), fictional (but all-too-familiar) Manhattan worker drone
Why you should be obsessed:
Wall Street creep by day, plastered chanteuse by night, and drunk-dialing stalker in perpetuum, Shells Hoffman is the demented creation of writer-performer Roslyn Hart and writer-director Nick Chase (who brings a queer eye to the straight gal's art). Loyal fans have followed the character through years of shows at Joe's Pub, bearing appalled witness to her desperate, hilarious self-absorption.—AF