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Shhh…Ladybeard Domination Is Coming

Ladybeard is the creation of Australian actor, musician and stunt man, Richard Magarey. He dresses like a doll and sings like a demon. With his hardcore band Deadlift Lolita, pro-wrestling stage show and cross-dressing, he’s finding fame in confusion, contradiction and artistic freedom!

During a recent live performance in Spain, Ladybeard back-flipped from the stage, taking a nasty crack to the back of the head on the way down.

There was blood, the show was stopped, stage managers scrambled, but, of course, the cameras kept rolling and the emergency was well documented and posted to social media. There’s a video on YouTube.

But such is the extraordinary and extreme world of Ladybeard, it was difficult to tell if the accident was real or, in the tradition of prowrestling, all just showbiz.

“Oh, it was real”, assures Richard Magarey, aka Ladybeard. “That was unfortunate – but it was funny! I was in a wheelchair, strapped into the ambulance and then wheeled into the emergency room – and I’m still in my dress with my pigtails pinned behind my head, make-up smeared everywhere and blood all over the place, blood in my hair. I looked like the girl from the Exorcist… and there’s 50 Spanish grandmothers looking at me in terror.”

The accident came at the end of two exhausting weeks in which Ladybeard and Reika Saiki, his bandmate in Deadlift Lolita, had learned two difficult new songs in Japanese, rehearsed demanding new choreography (“lots of jumping”), and were performing the world-premiere of a song, live, all of which was being filmed.

The pressure was on. The pair are extremely famous in Japan and China, where Richard was recently mobbed after being recognised on the street. He needs a disguise to appear in public in Japan. Deadlift Lolita are constantly touring and performing their unique blend of wrestling, hardcore metal and… cross-dressing.

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Bulges, beards and blokes – that’s what we like to call the Grooming issue, and cover star Mitchell is all of the above. See our sexed-up six-page photoshoot with Mitch inside. Our Grooming guru previews five clinical ways to freshen your face, offers great beard maintenance advice, and reviews five new men’s fragrances we love. We also have 10 Style trends happening right now we thought you’d like to know about. It’s a celebrity packed issue, too! Eric McCormack of Will And Grace talks about the success of the hit sit-com’s reboot. We have a serious chat with Steve Grand about overcoming addictions and his amazing new album. Aussie actor Tim Draxl stars in our James Bond-inspired photoshoot (Bond was never this sexy)! And death metal / wrestler / cross-dresser Ladybeard talks about all things weird and wonderful about fame as a hairy schoolgirl! Plus, television’s Keegan Joyce is Our Straight Mate this month. Yes, the d**k pic is the modern gay man’s calling card, so this month we show you how to take the best pic of yours in our Best Sex Move monthly column. We have photography of very sexy men by Russell Fleming, Joseph Vumbaco and Henry Wu to satisfy your beefcake appetite. There’s all this plus our regular columns and more on our super-hot Grooming issue.