I Love this Sweet Transvestite
June 26, 2011 12 Comments
If you’ve read my latest short story “Man from Malutopia–A Story of Genital Proportions” then perhaps you’ve read some of the comments from my dear readers and what inspired this story–gender neutrality and gender bending. I’ve had a strange fascination about this subject for years and it started when I first saw “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in my sophomore year of high school.
The musical is about a pair of newlyweds who find themselves stranded in the rain. They find shelter in a “queer” castle owned by a transvestite scientist named Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) who’s got a bunch of oddball guests helping him celebrate his newest creation–a blonde and tanned boy toy named Rocky. Although panned by critics, the movie developed a cult following. The phenomenon began in New York City as droves watched midnight showings and participated in acting out scenes from the movie. This is where my story comes in:
I used to sneak out at night through my bedroom window to catch the midnight show. A group of us, armed with balloons, toilet paper, squirt guns, rice and other accoutrements, drove to this local theater and partied it up as we shouted obscenities, danced around, and threw things at the screen and each other.
While my friends drooled over Rocky, I secretly drooled over Dr. Frank-N-Furter, but I hid my lust. Perhaps it was the way he swaggered in his platforms, the tattoo on his arm, his sexy dark mass of curls, his luscious red lips or his seductive voice–I don’t know. I do know that Rocky did nothing for me, but Dr. Frank-N-Furter sparkled my loins.
Was I gay? Was I straight? Was I confused? Many years later and many boyfriends later it was confirmed that I bent straight, but Dr. Frank-N-Furter still popped up in my fantasies. Today, I’ve learned to accept the man behind the drag, because I do so love this sweet transvestite. Here’s a video of my favorite scene in the movie:
What do you think?
© 2011 Lafemmeroar