Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gender Fuck Thursday

Today, we’re kicking it old school with our gender fuckery. No, not old skool. Actually old and possibly things you learned in school. After all, a nicely tailored suit isn’t the only way to have a drag. Something I noticed about these period piece drag shows? Men (or women dressed as men) used to wear a lot more layers. And buttons. And, gosh, their shirts were frilly. I’ve got to say, today’s standard dude gear of a T-shirt, cargo shorts and sandals should be considered a reverse Darwin on the menswear evolutionary scale. Let’s let these ladies show us how the boys used to do it. (Bonus points for Natalie Portman, above, for showing us how the boys AND girls used to do it).

Anne Hathaway, “Twelfth Night”Is that a sword in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
[Hat tip, Sarah!]

Keira Knightley, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”You’d wear a lot of hats too if you looked that good in them.

Gwyneth Paltrow, “Shakespeare in Love”Worst. Soul patch. Ever.

Rachael Stirling & Keeley Hawes, “Tipping the VelvetDouble your drag, double your fun.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keeley Hawes *Wolf Whistle*
Now Anne Hathaway pings for me...

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that picture of Natalie Portman. I remember seeing it a long time ago and have never been able to find it again! Thanks!

You are the best! Can't wait until next Thursday....

Vikki said...

I disagree about Gweneth's facial hair being the worst. Have you already forgotten Max and the many facial hair humiliations he suffered at the hands of the L Word folks?

Marta said...

Is the first photo by Anne Leibovitz?

elliB said...

Yeah, Max defo got the short end of the faux facial hair stick. Gwyneth's almost looks natural by comparison... Oh Tipping the Velvet, how I love thee. If I didn't have a million other things to do I'd go watch it right now...

Marianne said...

Some more gender fuck by Naomi Campbell, Cristy Turlington and Linda Evangelista from Vogue Italia February 1991: http://r1ma.blogspot.com/2009/06/gangsta-supermodels.html

TheWeyrd1 said...

First thought: MORE, please.

Second thought: I TOTALLY LOVE it when femme women dress in male drag. That, to me, is the best gender fuck of all!

Third thought: MORE, please...heh.

whatkeptyou said...

Ever see Young Blades??
Karen Cliche as one of the Musketeers (in drag . . . soul patch and all)

Alicea said...

Maybe it's just me but Gwen is definitely showing her relations to Kate. I looked at the picture of her and saw Katherine. Both are amazingly stunning women. Yay for gender fuck!!

jess said...

Gwyneth was looking very Shane that day.

triplestripe said...

rachael and keeley. *drool* i wish i looked half that good in a suit...

Anonymous said...

Julie Andrews - "Victor, Victoria" came to mind... fun GFT!!! Love the ol' school!

Anonymous said...

Julie Andrews in "Victor Victoria" came to mind... Love the old school!

Leigh Olivia said...

i'm with anonymous: http://images.broadwayworld.com/columnpic/yorkvvtango.jpg lovely snap of york and andrews during the tango scene.

jenn levo said...

those are just about some of my favorite movies/plays and now i clearly understand why.... ;)

Fannie said...

Women in suits! Yum.

blacksilk said...

Om. Nom. Nom.