Angie Bowie has claimed the late David Bowie needed to “present as heterosexual with bisexual tendencies” to make it in America.
The ‘Starman’ hitmaker’s ex-wife – with whom she had 50-year-old son Duncan Jones – assisted within the creation of Ziggy Stardust, Bowie’s androgynous alien stage persona, and she or he has recalled how within the 70s within the US, they needed to fastidiously take into account how Bowie’s sexuality got here throughout.
She stated: “He had to basically present as heterosexual with bisexual tendencies to get by the American censors.”
One method they might show this was by having a baby.
Angie – who gave start to Duncan in May 1971 – continued: “I figured if I had a child they’re not going to argue that he is hetero.
“And David had such an excellent relationship along with his father, I may inform he was going to have an important relationship with Zowie (Duncan).”
The 72-year-old glam rock icon recalled how she always wanted David to dress like “a star” no matter what time of day it was.
However, Angie – who managed her then-spouse – insisted it was a working relationship they shared and she claims David started to develop an ego, which led to their demise as a couple.
She recalled: “At a sure level the applause begins to make them assume they’re one thing greater than they are surely.
“And it’s like, no, you are not God.”
Angie says the ‘Let’s Dance’ hitmaker had vowed to assist along with her profession too, however he didn’t ship his half of the promise.
She claimed: “I had done a deal with David that first, we would work on his career, and then we would work on mine.”
And she in the end received “fed up” with being his “trouble-shooter”.
The pair divorced in 1980, after a decade of marriage, and David went on to tie the knot with widow Iman in 1992.
David died in January 2016, aged 69, following a non-public battle with liver most cancers, and Angie – who has penned candid biographies about her relationship with the music icon, together with 1993’s ‘Backstage Passes: Life On the Wild Side with David Bowie’ – says it is solely now that she is getting the credit score she deserves for the creation of Ziggy.
She added to MOJO journal: “That’s the response I get now on social media – people are giving me my credit.”