“I can walk in heels. I was a little wobbly at first. I was like a baby calf, but then I figured it out. I don’t see how women walk heel to toe in friggin’ heels, so, for me, I walk toe to heel. It’s weird. I walk like a stork, but at least I’m not falling down.”
– My #1 top favorite Backstreet Boy AJ McLean discusses his penchant for cross-dressing in a weird, wonderful interview with PrideSource. In addition to enlightening us on his high heel walking techniques, AJ discusses his love for the band’s gay fanbase — “If we did a full arena with the LGBT community, I bet you they’d be louder” – and the decision to celebrate marriage equality in the video for their latest single, “In A World Like This.” Another fun tidbit: apparently the only thing holding him back from doing a music video as a drag queen is that famously groomed goatee. “I got a thing with my facial hair,” he says. “I don’t like to shave.” [Oh No They Didn't]
Because no man in the history of the world has ever been able to control his rape-alicious sexual urges, a Mexican town has banned women from wearing slutty, slutty miniskirts.
And they’ve also banned crossdressing. Because, you know, gays. Keep reading »
When 72-year-old Liu Xianping went to help his granddaughter unpack items at her teen clothing boutique, he had no idea it would be the start of a groundbreaking modeling career. “He picked up one piece and tried to give some advice on how to mix and match,” his granddaughter explains. “We thought it was fun so we started shooting.” The resulting photos show a poised and lithe Xianping cutting a striking figure in colorful skirts, jackets, and knee-high socks, and they’ve gotten so much attention in the Chinese media that sales at his granddaughter’s store are five times higher than they were before he made his modeling debut. No word on whether Xianping will be accepting other modeling gigs, but for now he seems to be taking his new-found fame in stride: “We were very happy on the day of the shooting,” he says. “I’m very old and all that I care about is to be happy.” [Oddity Central]
Everyone, I’d like you to meet Drag Queen Barbie. Created for Mattel (yep, this is a real, official, honest-to-God Barbie) by design duo The Blonds, the cross-dressing doll is decked out in a bejeweled mini dress, satin-lined fur cape, and some seriously smoky eye makeup. Drag Queen Barbie is a collector’s edition, so she doesn’t come cheap, but hey, $125 is a small price to pay to add a fierce gender-bending Barbie to your heteronormative doll collection. Currently available for pre-order at Barbie Collector, Drag Queen Barbie will be released just in time for Christmas, but if Santa forgets to bring you one, don’t get too discouraged–you can always DIY your own with a fabulous Barbie dress and a willing Ken Doll. [Clutch]
Believe it or not, this stately gentleman is actually Glenn Close. This photo is from her new film, “Albert Nobbs,” the story of an Englishwoman in the 1800s who dressed as a man to get a job as a butler. She’s been working on making this passion project a reality for the last 10 years. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson also star. Sounds like an all-star cast and by the looks of the trailer (check it out here) the film looks to be worthy of their talent. [Hollywood Reporter]
Keep clicking to find out some other actresses who have crossed-dressed for roles.
Oh dear, college pictures of Anthony Weiner in ladywear have surfaced. I think we should thank The National Enquirer for uncovering Screech’s long lost twin. No wonder he was texting pictures of his d**k, he was trying to compensate for being a big nerdball in college. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Of all the problems that Morehouse College faces in this time of economic and social upheaval, the Atlanta all-male school—which graduated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Spike Lee—is concentrating on its dress code. Specifically, the school is picking on five transvestite students, who apparently have been sporting perfectly fine grades and perfectly fabulous sample sale finds. Morehouse has banned its students from wearing women’s clothes, makeup and accessories, and they are calling this a ban on “inappropriate attire.” Take that, Lady Gaga. OK, I admit my first impulse was a little smug satisfaction that all those hot, undergrad boys with nicer legs than mine will have a harder time showing me up. But, oh yeah, this isn’t about my body issues. In the same year that a Thai secondary school installed a “transvestite toilet” for the comfort and safety of its cross-dressing students and years after Yale instituted an annual Trans Issues Week, this move sounds like an appalling step backward. What do you think? [AOL] Keep reading »
This summer, Anna Hathaway takes the stage in New York City as Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. You might have thought that if the Hollywood A-lister was to play a Shakespeare role, it would be one that relies on her beauty, like a Juliet. Yet, Hathaway proves that feminine charm can have nothing to do with being sexy—her character, when washed ashore in a shipwreck, disguises herself as a page named Cesario with whom another woman, Olivia, falls in love. Anne told New York magazine that she was stoked on cross-dressing: “I was feeling like I could do more to get into my character,” she explains. “So I decided, What if I walked around New York trying to pass for a boy? What if I had to make people look twice to figure out what I was?” [NY Mag]
Here at The Frisky, we’re all about the boy style lately, so we’re intrigued by the appeal of the gender-bending world Anne will inhabit this season. After the jump, some of our favorite cross-dressing characters and moments in history! Keep reading »