Pope.L: I think costumes are a way to project yourself into the world and at the same time conceal yourself. And I think that's necessary for the performances I'm trying to do.
Superman was introduced to me by my Aunt Jenny. She used to watch the TV version of Superman in the 50s with George Reeves. Every single day. I'd say that there were two main religious things in my Aunt Jenny's life, one was Church and the other one was Superman. She loved that white guy. And it stayed with me.
So when I was trying to figure out what the next step of a crawl figure would be, I said, “Well, you know, what is more manly than that guy?” So somehow I landed on this, this next step of success, if you will. Instead of the suit, it would be the super suit.
At one point I realized that talking to people when you're laying down on the street is a moment, you don't get to do that very much. And people, they'll talk to you differently when they're standing up over the top of you. They think they're like instant superiority. Except in this case, I have the super suit.