First, I know there are hundreds of you on GAG, that visit from time to time to share with us, secretly or openly, many of your secrets because I have seen you come and go.
Since I am in the San Francisco Bay Area I have occasion to see many open cross dressers, especially in the city, and I know some guys that do it secretly just for the thrill, but mostly just lingerie type stuff. This myTake primarily about cross dressing and not any transgender social/political activism aspects of this issue and/or a play on politically correct terminology.
(WARNING: This is a "NO JUDGEMENT ZONE". If you are a hater of this gender identity, lifestyle and/or entertainment style, please leave this post immediately and find a different post for that, ...this is not one)
There are many theaters in San Francisco that feature drag queen entertainment such as The Stud, Aunt Charlie's Lounge, Trannyshack, Fauxgirls at the Infusion Lounge ...just to name a few, as there are way over 30 of them. The ones that I have been to, with my Sisters and our friends, is ZSpace and The Exit Theater.
Here are my questions for you and then my tribute in the form of transsexual music video style that is going to blow your skirt up ...lol.
Yes! ...you are going to love this selection of some of the best Transgender, Cross-dressing, sissy, queer, music videos you have ever seen or heard ...I PROMISE!
Please participate in this survey if you are a member of this Transgender/Cross Dresser community, or dabble in it, even in the smallest way.
TRANSGENDER/CROSS DRESSING SURVEY
HERE ARE MY SURVEY QUESTIONS (cut and paste the ones that apply to your comments)...
1) Are you a panty-only cross-dresser, or do you wear more than that, like bra and nylons, etc?
2) Do you feel you have to sneak doing this behind your wife, girlfriends, or parents back because she/they are unaccepting of it ...or is she/they OK with it and you don't have to hide it?
3) Do you feel like you are a girl living in a boys body or do you feel like a guy that gets turned on by wearing girls lingerie or more?
4) At what age where you when you first discovered your gender identity realization and/or your cross dressing desires?
5) Did you see something in porn, or in real life, that first made you curious about trying cross dressing? ...what was it?
6) Are you "passable" (meaning you look like a girl when you are dressed like one and all made up), or not so much?
7) Do you use just female clothing only or do you also wear a wig and breast forms?
8 ) Is the dressing up part as far as you go, or are you also doing breast hormone treatments, or more?
9) Do you cross dress everyday or only on occasion?
10) Are you also into the ABDL lifestyle (Adult Baby Diaper Lover)? ...girls can answer this one also if you are into this
11) If so, is it the DL part only you are into or both?
12) OTHER - Add, and answer, something that I may have missed
Do Anonymous if you need to or PM me if you prefer, or both. I am really curious to learn more about the thinking and feelings behind why guys like cross dressing and/or want to experience, or let out, the female identity for themselves.
Now a quick word about the videos. Most people don't have time to watch video's. I have spent many hours going throw dozens of videos to pick out the best ones that I thought you would enjoy with this myTake on this subject.
There are some of you that will ask why I didn't include one of your favorites? ...well, it didn't meet my high standards of excellence for the video, or audio, content is why, but feel free to post it in your reply if you like.
That being said, maybe you are still too busy or anxious to listen to them all, so here is what you do ...my two favorites are the first one, The Kinks - Lola, and the last one, Aerosmith - Dude. I like to enter with a bang and leave with one! (OK, keep your mind clean now! ...lol), so please listen and watch at least those two, if you can, if not, I understand :)
THE KINKS - LOLA
The 1970 song “Lola” has been debated as transphobic, but others see it as a love story between a cis man and the trans woman he unexpectedly falls for.
When Kinks singer Ray Davies croons, “Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls. It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, Except for Lola. Lo lo lo lo Lola,” it’s with affection rather than disdain for his love interest.
DAVID BOWIE - REBEL REBEL
Androgyny and genderfuckery were David Bowie’s calling cards, so his hit song about a societal rebel who’s maybe a boy, and maybe a girl is part of what made him so beloved amongst the queer community -- mostly because he did it in a way that was celebratory rather than sad or sadistic.
“Hey babe, your hair's alright/Hey babe, let's go out tonight/You like me, and I like it all/We like dancing and we look divine.”
KATE PIERSON - MISTER SISTER
A track from the B-52s belter, Kate Pierson's first solo album, this song tells the story of a boy who overcomes gender dysphoria to become a fabulous woman.
Said Pierson: "Mister Sister" is about the power of transformation and the joy of being accepted for yourself, but more importantly the joy of self acceptance."
BLUR - GIRLS AND BOYS
Perhaps one of the most catchy and sexy of gender-swapping pop hits, Blur’s “Girls and Boys” was a massive hit for the British band, who were looking for “Girls who are boys/Who like boys to be girls/Who do boys like they're girls/Who do girls like they're boys.”
Not only was it a chart success, but NME named it Song of the Year in 1994.
ARCADE FIRE - WE EXIST
An accompanying video starring Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman was criticized for the band not having cast a trans actress instead, but the message of pride and self-acceptance stands out from this award-winning Canadian band.
“They walk in the room/And stare right through you/Talking like/We don't exist/But we exist.”
EZRA FURMAN - BODY WAS MADE
A true anthem of loving oneself, openly queer and gender fluid indie star Ezra Furman’s 2015 single has the vocalist singing "Your body is yours at the end of the day / Don't let the hateful take it away / We want to be free and we go our own way.”
In press, Furman has referred to “Body Was Made” as a “protest song,” and a reclamation of one’s own identity.
SUZANNE VEGA - AS GIRLS GO
The singer/songwriter says this song was directly inspired by a flirtatious relationship she had with a trans waitress, which ultimately made her consider her sexuality.
“You make a really good girl /As girls go,” Vega sings. “Still kind of look like a guy/I never thought to wonder why.”
TERRORVISION - JOSEPHINE
The English rock band released this single in 1998, singing about Josephine, who they first knew as Joe. She was always a good friend (“when friends were hard to find”), and, thankfully, her transition was a non-issue.
“So we talked all night/And I just can't pretend/Although I lost old Joe/I got a new girlfriend.”
DRAG QUEEN BURLESQUE
Now a little detour with Ms Violet at the Hard Candy Club in Louisville ...you have got to see this! ...I'M NOT KIDDING!
VIOLET CHACHKI - "CLOSER"
THE ART OF CROSS DRESSING
Now check out these Girls, no I mean Boys, no I mean Girls ...well, you know what I mean ...lol
JOCELYN'S WORK SISSY
You're going to love this! ...for those who are curious, or new, here's how you get started ...you know you want to do this! ...be a good girl and carefully follow instructions now, OK? ... :)
AEROSMITH - DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY
According to one story, Aerosmith’s hit song “Dude Looks Like a Lady” was simply inspired by an evening when the band hung out with the guys from Motley Crue, and left rolling their eyes at how every sentence the Crue guys said started with “Dude.”
But Desmond Child, who co-wrote the song along with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, says the moment of inspiration went a little bit differently.
Child, who also wrote Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Bad Medicine,” among other hits, was brought in to work with Aerosmith. Though the band hadn’t worked with an outside songwriter before, Steven Tyler showed him some of the lyrics he had been working on. One of them was called “Cruisin’ for the Ladies,” which Child immediately denounced as dull and already done.
Tyler reluctantly agreed, and said that “Cruisin’ for the Ladies” was actually an alternative title. The first title, he said, was inspired by a moment that happened at a bar not too long before. While imbibing a few drinks, Tyler said, the band spotted what they thought was an attractive girl with teased, bleach-blonde hair. When the girl eventually turned around, they realized that it wasn’t a girl at all—it was Vince Neil from Motley Crue, who did indeed have a pretty luscious mane of hair. “That dude looks like a lady,” one of them apparently said, and then continued to repeat the catchy little phrase all night.
Once Tyler told Child the real story behind the song, Child knew immediately that “Dude Looks Like a Lady” had to be the title. “I talked them into the whole scenario of a guy that walks into a strip joint and falls in love with the stripper on stage, goes backstage and finds out it's a guy. But … he's gonna go with it.”
Child says he later let Vince Neil in on the joke: “He had a good laugh.” The incident is acknowledged in Neil’s autobiography, so he must not have any hard feelings.
I so hope you enjoyed my Cross Dressing/Transgender myTake and Survey
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