Some time ago a macho friend of mine had a popular macho TV show. Funnily enough he used to become a woman in his private time. It took me a while to get used to the transition as he displayed impeccable makeup and fastidiously applied nail polish. 

His wife seemed totally unaffected and relaxed once she realised he was accepted as a woman. At dinner she would pull his chair out allowing him to be seated first in what I thought was a prearranged parody. Was he escaping public recognition? I don’t think so. It was very, very real!

I didn’t treat him any differently to when he presented as a bloke. His voice unconsciously moved up an octave and his movements became emphatically female, yet after a few moments it was never considered an important transformation to his wife or to me or anyone who knew him.

He wore out-of-place fancy sandals that showed off his immaculate toe nail pedicure and polish. He wore a wig but there was no socks-in-bra stuff.

His attitude was, “if it disturbs you, then f**k off”. But it didn’t disturb me, in fact conversation with him quickly became totally normal apart from a noticeable absence of overt macho talk.

Was he a tranny? Hmmm, I don’t think so, I would describe him as a “cross dresser” because when he presented as a macho male he seemed to adopt and enjoy that role with equal relish.

You learn to accept a lot from the entertainment crowd, especially out of Melbourne, and especially out of GTV9, but they were cocooned in their own space, only allowing people of total acceptance to pierce their veneer. But total acceptance of what? If the rumours were true the police should have been called, but how do you report a rumour?

Anyway I'm pretty sure there was police involvement.

Yes, there was a much deeper underbelly in Melbourne’s entertainment industry, it wasn’t spoken of and I was never invited into it. It was way beyond homosexual games or a swinging arrangement, there was an insidious flavour to it and it made my friend’s proclivity for cross dressing seem almost normal. 

Telling looks and expressions between those who played a part, and those in the know, made it quite clear that I was not to be an initiated player. Anyway, I didn't I want to be.

Rumours still abound but have abated over time and they will probably be forever buried with free to air TV when it finally dies.

My friend was totally confident and clearly happy in his own skin whether he chose to be male or female. Yet the movement toward gender fluidity has its limits particularly when it comes to sport. 

I mean Test captain, Steve Smith, may not be welcome in a women’s cricket team if he suddenly felt an urge to be female. 

And gender swapping could have its detractors in cage fighting and weight lifting.

We average knockabout blokes have had to accept a lot over the past decade but we seem to be coping okay. Besides, I have always believed stuff will eventually return to normal… it always does. Yet it never stopped me wondering what my friend and his wife did in bed after a few drinks. 

Hmmm, so I guess I’m a bizzare bastard!    

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And they argued a lot about who would what, and how and with what and to whom.

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I have no problems with blokes dressing up like sheilas and doing their sheila thing. That is their choice (just as long as identifying as a sheila doesn’t get you handouts like it does when whitey identifies as coon). What does irk me, and believe me, where I live I am almost unirkable, nothing bothers me, but blokes wearing pink and wearing earrings and sporting ponytails and manbuns is a hugh mungus no-no, unless you pack fudge or are a pirate. Men in pink clothing. Blokes like Morgan Freeman wearing 2 gold earrings. Fair fucking dinkum. No wonder the world… Read more »

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Bwana and TP……..LOL

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The vortex caused by the continuous flight of aircraft into Davos in itself could be seen as endangering the lives of millions snowflakes who may get burned into vapour in the wake of the jet engines .

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I heard a whisper that those Moon rockets were actually nukes being tested and the astronauts actually landed at Cooper Pedy at night time .

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You obviously think so!

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You accept an insane man’s desire to dress as a woman and see nothing wrong with it, but you mock and deride events recorded in the Bible, simply because it doesn’t fit your idea of what is real or possible? I wouldn’t call you a bizarre bastard, Larry. More like a hypocrite.

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Obituary – Pip Wilson (Peter Wherrett) This article was written by Christine Parker (#704) We are saddened to announce the death of Pip Wilson on 23rd March 2009. Pip was a member of NSW Seahorse in the 1970’s and had been a member of the Victorian Seahorse Society. In the last two years, she had occasionally attended Seahorse functions in Sydney. Pip lived full-time as a woman in the Lake Macquarie area for the last two years of her life, which she described as “my last great achievement”. Pip’s male persona, Peter Wherrett was a well-known television motoring journalist, famous… Read more »

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DONALD JOHN TRUMP! ..example, glad you mentioned ‘aspire’. He’s the complete real man. Bigoted is your definition of men who have no desire to ‘feel’ like a woman.

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“Here is the infamous Sarkozy press conference in which he stated that miscegenation or social mixing had to happen and would happen.

It’s mostly about finding ways to better integrate minorities into society with some Affirmative Action type policy thrown in as well: giving equal opportunity to underprivileged students by establishing bursary programs and creating enhanced exam preparatory courses for these students. To me it sounds more like unequal advantage to those minorities over the native population. The whole thing is quite abhorrent.”

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Exactly sailor. I like orienteering.

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Yes, look at Libya as an example of National Socialism being extremely successful. The jewel in the Nile embarrassing every first world country in the world with it’s extremely high standard of living. Made Australia look like a bunch of hillbillies. I’ll find that article, here is one about the real reason for the invasion. France’s dominance in the region being lost.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-emails-reveal-nato-killed-gaddafi-to-stop-libyan-creation-of-gold-backed-currency/5594742

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A real man is never outdated. You don’t need to be educated. You have to live a real man.

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OK.
Keep it a secret.
don’t tell me. thanks girls.

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They are completely useless at work.
LMAO at a fresh off the boat coon builders laborer struggling to separate some brand new wheelie bins that were stacked up inside each other, trying to take the top one out but unable to grab the bottom one with his feet.
All he had to do was turn the stack upside down, but he just couldn’t get it.

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