Thursday, August 19, 2010

Gender Fuck Thursday: Tie Me Up Edition

Who doesn’t love to tie one on? A necktie, people, a necktie. Sheesh, bunch of drunks here. As a kid, I loved ties. My father rarely wore them, so when he did we knew it was a special occasion. That, of course, led to their mystique. I had a few hand-me downs my dad gave me to play dress up with. In fact, one of my favorite things to do was to wear one of my dad’s old 60s Lord & Taylor suit jackets (slim-cut, so they almost fit), slick my hair back and put on a tie. Geez, and you wonder why it took me forever to figure out The Gay. I haven’t worn one in a while. But with lovely ladies like Katharine Hepburn as inspiration, perhaps it’s time to give it another try. Now, who wants to show me how to tie a Windsor knot again?

Ellen PageI looked a little like her swimming in my suits back in the day.

Gillian AndersonShe looks a little like she is auditioning for “The Office.” Oooh, maybe she can be the new Michael Scott.

Hilary SwankGod, she makes a handsome boy, doesn’t she?

Janelle MonaeIt is one of my greatest wishes that Janelle will help usher in a trend of women in beautifully cut tuxedos.

Kirsten DunstTaking ties off can be as fun as putting them on. Sometimes more.

Emma ThompsonI believe the word you’re looking for here is rawwwr.
[Hat tip, babsf!]

Clara BowThe It Girl in a tie and suspenders. Now we know what “It” was.

Ingrid BergmanIngrid in that tie is totally worth more than a hill of beans.

Marlene DietrichNo Gender Fuck Thursday is truly complete without her. Period.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surprised that Kirsten Dunst & Ellen Page can look THAT good in THOSE clothes. But it's definitely a pleasant surprise.

;) babs said...

thanks for the hat tip!

;)) babs

Norma Desmond said...

So many classic movie ladies making the cut definitely makes my day. :) Also, Katharine Hepburn dressed as I boy? ... Yeah, I would.

thomgrl said...

fan...fucking...tastic! What a great collection of women bending the gender fuck. Thanks!

Becky said...

Ingrid is worth more than a hill of beans in anything. She is the undefeatable number one in my all-time top 5 Pash List.

Ties should never be worn in anything other than a full windsor knot. The end.

Bent said...

Would you look at the tilt of the hat on Marlene! IT came so easy for her it seems. That's a woman at home in her skin.

Kay said...

Oh DS . . . because of you, I love Thursdays. Rawwwwr indeed.

dreamtreader said...

I'm so glad you included Dietrich, my all time favourite woman in the world. Ever.

Lori said...

Absolutely, unequivocally brilliant! And you're so right about Ms. Dietrich...seriously. But Emma Thompson needs a much bigger RAWR!

Great post!

vrgriffith said...

Rawwwwr indeed

Shante Paradigm said...

i'll take one of each please, extra helpinsg of the Monae and Dietrich.

J9 said...

Is it hot in here, or is it just my lovely Thursday beginning with such hotness it's making my blood rush to areas of my body that have nothing to do with working...

Making Space said...

MarleneMarleneMarleneMarlene (etc) Holy smokes can barely type for the excitement

heather anne hogan said...

Well, well, Kirsten Dunst. I suddenly don't want to throttle you for trying to ruin Mary Jane Watson. Fancy, that.

Maris said...

I don't have time to check your blog in the morning before work, so I look forward to coming home and unwinding with gorgeous women, and fabulous commentary. Perfect way to end the work day, and start the evening. Thanks. :)

Cat said...

Ellen Page is so incredibly gorgeous I cannot go on.

LJT66 said...

Oh, my...but where is Garbo? Never mind, I'll go looking myself...

Scott said...

Hope you don't mind that guy snuck in. (Saw this link retweeted just now.)

Holy Jesus, Ellen Page looks like Shane McKutcheon. Ellen's always so supercute that I never knew she could do dead-sexy. *passes out from the beauty*

Ingrid Bergman looks great, too -- and thanks for La Katherine Hepburn, Queen of Queens.

Sora Ryu said...

hot women in ties and suits!! made my day.

I only do Windsor knots btw :)

Lulu said...

i so agree with you about Marlene.
and Hilary Swank. dayyuummm. 0.0

Beryl said...

This blog is like a weekly education on all the things I want to know about.

I love Emma Thompson and just wrote about her on my blog. And then a friend linked me to this blog. And then I realized I wasn't nearly the first woman to go all woozy for her at all.

It's brilliant how the community can link each other in their crushes like that no?

Marlene Willows said...

Any woman in a suit makes me swoon. But Marlene is without a doubt the Gender-Fuck Queen... or is it King.