The Digbys, an old guard gay couple and their 20-year-old son who happens to be a doll. You know, a few days ago I came across pictures of The Digbys and brushed them off because I thought they were stills from a new Wes Anderson movie, or something. But no, this is a real story and it’s elegant creepiness wrapped in a pair of custom-made Lanvin doll pants.
Mark Kirby and A.J. Sapolnick have been together for 26 years and they’ve never had the urge to have a real life human baby. Mark and A.J. are BEYOND fancy, and so a screaming baby who spits up shit doesn’t really fit into their daily activities of going to the opera and clinking crystal champagne flutes with fellow fancies at Le Cirque. But while browsing through a flea market outside of Paris, they found a dirty doll in an old box. It was something at first sight, because they took the doll back to their hotel and as they scrubbed the dirty off its body, it magically become Digby, their new son! Digby was born and the rest is history.
They take Digby everywhere they go from Cambodia to Egypt to Tahiti to India. Digby even has a Louis Vuitton suitcase and he doesn’t have human emotions to tell him how fancy it is! I can’t! Oh, but I can…
Some might see Digby as a Flat Stanley that graduated from charm school and inherited a fortune from its uncle Pinocchio. But to Mark and A.J., Digby is their son and they refuse to call him a doll. Their friends have dubbed them “The Digbys.” They regularly dress in matching outfits and celebrate Digby’s birthday every single year. Digby has a godmother who will inherit him if anything happens to Mark or A.J.
Their full story (with more pictures!!!!) is at The Daily and you really should go over if you haven’t already. Make sure you steam press your panties and knock the bagel crumbs off your sweatshirt, because these are fine and refined gentlemen.
Tabitha and Timmy Lenox don’t have shit on The Digbys! I’m totally going to make my mom dig my sister’s old Peaches & Cream Barbie out of storage so that I can arrange a play date with these three!