Wednesday, January 27, 2010

      ( 9:09 AM ) teahouse
Gender Bended

The Husband is a very artistic guy, and he does community theater, opera and the like.

Last weekend I went to see him in a local performance of show that one of his friends wrote.

He played the role of the mother of the main character, and hence was required to dress in drag. He wore a head scarf, a dress and even wore lipstick.

As I walked into the theater and saw a large poster of him dressed up like this, I couldn't help but feel really strange.

On the one hand, he looked silly dressed as a woman, and it was good for a laugh.

But on the other hand, I found myself strangely and unexpectedly attracted to it.

Yes, in a weird way, I was both drawn in and simultaneously repulsed.

Looking at the photo, the subject had features that were familiar and somewhat attractive to me (which makes sense, since he's my husband).

But in another way, he clearly looked like a woman. And I'm pretty sure I'm straight. Or am I?

Then again, don't get me started on the slight resemblance to my mother-in-law. Ahhhhh!!

Is this normal? Or am I right to be disturbed by an aspect buried somewhere in the depths of my psyche that I have just discovered?




gosh, I don't know, THB! maybe you should just forget about it and repress the memory?

By Blogger Virginia Belle, at 3:06 PM  

Post a Comment

THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

Currently Reading
The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie

Currently Listening To
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante

Currently Watching
Poirot: The Clocks

E-mail teahouseblossom

Cool Blogs


Annie Bunny

Anny's Life

Baby Lawyer

Be the Boy Will

Beth's Imperfect Life

Blonde Justice

Blue Poppy

Breakup Babe

Bridget's Happily Ever After

Chelle's Escape

City Wendy

Colleen's Loose Leaf Notes

Milly, Cottage Girl


Divine Angst

The Dorsal Stream

Eclectic Blonde

Equilibrium Girl


Geese Aplenty

Hello World It's Me


Jannie Funster

Jen and Tonic

Jolynn Wrapped in Pink Sheets

Juliet - Never Been Lived Before


Adventures of Law Mommy

Magic Cookie


The Melman Blog

Ming the Merciless

Mrs. Mogul

Nathan's Karate Clerk Adventures

Neil, Citizen of the Month

New Orleans Daily Photo

Paige of a Book


Passion, Schmassion

Patricia Elizabeth

Polly and the Mooch

Robin's Pensieve

Run Jen Run

Runway Lights

Screaming Bean


Simply Me Ally

Sunflower Gurl

Swirly Girl

Tara Lynn

TCho's World

The Torn Pages


Unforgiving Bitch

Virginia Belle

This is Witt

Wonkess, the Undomestic Mama

Other Links

American Orchid Society

Center for Public Integrity

Dear Abby


National Public Radio

New York CitySearch

New York Road Runners

NOW With David Brancaccio

Rotten Tomatoes

The Movie Spoiler

Powered by Blogger