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.

Molly Pope, modern cabaret star
Why you should be obsessed:
Let the Vatican keep its stern old pope; Greenwich Village is happy to coddle Molly. A proudly old-school belter with a booming alto voice and a personal style straight from The Ed Sullivan Show—her red hair is often swept up to impressive heights—Pope is a fixture at such downtown series as Our Hit Parade and the Meeting*. When her throbbing vibrato hits the sweet spot, no one with a taste for pre-Madonna gay culture fails to quiver.—AF
Molly Pope performs regularly at Our Hit Parade at Joe's Pub.