Sean Owens explores the virtues of a drag queen’s best friend in Stale Magnolias – By Chloe Veltman

It’s astonishing how much of our identity is wrapped up in our hair. Samson depended on his luscious locks for strength; when Delilah gave the Biblical hero a buzz-cut, his virility instantly vanished. In the cult British movie Withnail & I, Danny the drug dealer spoke for an entire generation when he said, “Hair are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos and transmit them directly into the brain.” And, of course, legions of follicly challenged people buy Rogaine and other hair restoration products every year.