The E! Network has destroyed the story by the actor formerly know as Bruce Jenner that his decision to adopt a female persona is a result of some feeling he really is a woman even though he still wants to have sex with them. E! is doing a series on Jenner's transformation into a female character named Caitlyn. Now don't we all feel sorry for Jenner having to take all that money to the bank. I wonder if he will be crying all the way to the bank.
Jenner has no intention
of becoming an anatomically correct woman. He prefers to have
sex with women which indicates his brain is male rather than
female. His brain and body are of the same sex which
means he is not transsexual. He merely wants to be a character
during the day. At night if he can find a woman to go to
bed with he plans to still be Bruce.
The term for entertainers who wish to perform as female
characters is "female impersonator". Males who aren't
entertainers who like to dress as women are called
"transvestites". Such men don't want to be women.
Twin advice columnists Ann Landers and Abigail van
Buren used to claim they had been told transvestites were better
lovers than other men. However, I'm not aware of any
scientific studies on the subject.
Men should be allowed to dress as women if they can do so without
looking too ridiculous. If women can get jobs digging ditches
and driving dump trucks, men should be allowed to look beautiful if
they can. However, I can understand why women don't want such
men in their restrooms. Old overweight guys like me or men who
look like the actor who played the character with the metal teeth in
the James Bond movies probably shouldn't try to look beautiful.
Those who think Jenner is being courageous ignore the fact
that we accept it when entertainers do what might be
appearance or behavior for non-entertainers. Music videos by singers
like Madonna can have a weird appearance. We may even prefer
that entertainers act weirdly. That way we can say maybe
we can't sing or act like Pat Superstar, but at least we're
normal. Circus owner P.T. Barnum recognized in the 19th
Century that people would spend money to watch a "freak" show.
Jenner is not homosexual, but people today accept homosexual
entertainers. Singer Sir Elton John
remains popular even though people know he's homosexual. Ross "The
Intern" Matthews on the Jay Leno show was openly
Liberace was a
very popular pianist in the mid 20th Century in America and Britain
even though many recognized that he was homosexual. He denied
it but his speech, clothing and mannerisms fit the stereotype people
had of homosexuals. His denial may have helped his
popularity among those who thought they knew his secret.
They would have watched for clues they thought indicated he was
homosexual. People at the time knew that homosexuals
usually didn't admit it.
The exception to acceptance of homosexuals would be men who want
women to see them as sex symbols. Women aren't as likely
to swoon over men who "don't like girls".
Female impersonators like Jenner have long been accepted as
entertainers. People like to watch men impersonating
women. Many people consider such situations inherently
humorous which could mean Jenner has a better chance of success
impersonating a woman than if he played male characters.
Charles has had television shows for years. Frank
Marino has made a career in Las Vegas impersonating Joan
Rivers, including 20 years at the Riviera Hotel. Australian
John Barry Humphries has played the aristocratic
character Dame Edna Everage for 50 years in Britain and
America. The character started out as a housewife.
Robin Williams [Mrs. Doubtfire] and Dustin Hoffman [Tootsie]
appeared in successful movies in which the male character each
played impersonated a woman to get a job. Actors Tom Hanks and
Peter Scolari started their careers playing women on the tv series "Bosom Buddies."
Jamie Farr helped make the popular series M*A*S*H* a success by
playing a character who was trying to get out of the army by wearing
When E! was paying Jenner to be a husband and father he acted like
he was a normal heterosexual male. Now that it wants to pay Jenner
to be a female character Jenner claims to really be a woman.
Jenner seems to be whatever sex the network is paying for.