- Throughout his career, David Bowie constantly reinvented his persona, often blurring gender lines
- Bowie mimicked, reanimate the gestural traits of Dietrich and Bacall, Presley and Sinatra
- Even at the age of 66 he confounded with just how complex his gendered identity really is
This piece was originally published July 14 2015. Lisa Perrott holds a post as Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation.
(CNN)Time and again, David Bowie has confounded us with enigmatic acts of gender transgression.