Old 04-06-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
Varian P
writing again
 
Varian P's Avatar
 
Varian P is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 1,429
Conchita Wurst



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToqNa0rqUtY#t=99

As a perennial (selective) media shut-out, maybe I'm behind the curve, or maybe just the European curve, but the existence of Conchita Wurst was revealed unto me mere moments ago, and now here I sit, wondering why I find Conchita's facial hair more shocking (in that perplexing yet sexy way that I tend to enjoy) in this context than I would the bulge of a big dick under that dress.

Thoughts? Feelings?
__________________
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-07-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
sr71plt
Literotica Guru
 
sr71plt's Avatar
 
sr71plt is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Mid-Atlantic, USA
Posts: 33,314
A shock that a male trait is being accentuated rather than hidden in an apparent effort at transforming an image?

Maybe the same effect when I see bulging biceps on women bodybuilders otherwise trying to look feminine?
__________________
______________________


  Reply With Quote

Old 04-07-2014, 03:00 PM   #3
Varian P
writing again
 
Varian P's Avatar
 
Varian P is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 1,429
The image, or my reaction to the image, just has me mulling over the construction of gender, and the psychology of our responses to various blends of biology and cultural trappings like makeup, clothing, hairstyling, etc.

I've seen a muscle-bound 6'6" guy with a shaved head in a ballerina's tutu, and that didn't throw me. If I saw Conchita beardless, but with a bulging hard-on visible under that dress, I don't think that would have the same effect of cognitive dissonance as the beard creates. Ditto a naked person displaying male genitalia and breasts. Maybe it's because the face is such a locus of focus and identification?

But maybe for others, the beard is no more surprising than the other "contradictory" juxtapositions, from our normative cultural perspective.
__________________
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-07-2014, 04:09 PM   #4
Stella_Omega
No Gentleman
 
Stella_Omega's Avatar
 
Stella_Omega is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Shaken, not stirred
Posts: 39,294
Feminine beauty should never have hair, anywhere except on the head, the eyelashes and carefully plucked eyebrows. Not too much eyebrow! Too masculine! The face must not be covered, it should be open and vulnerable to all who gaze upon it. I think the general notion is that a pretty girl has nothing to fear from scrutiny.

Most drag queens and transvestites fall in with this fetish for hairlessness.

Conchita here is going against that. It's not exactly new, bearded transvestites have been around since the 60's especially in San Fransisco-- there was a troupe called the Cockettes-- but this lady is going for a mainstream ideal of femininity, perfectly straight-faced... So to speak.

This is what we call "queering the genre."
__________________
"Oh woe, these be perilous times! Children no longer obey their elders, and everybody is writing a book!"
--Pliny the Elder, AD76

All about Stella; My AH profile
Stella's stories on lit

An essay for BDSM Newbies; Top, bottom, dominant, submissive-- and the differences thereof Now rewritten with extra sparkle!
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-07-2014, 08:24 PM   #5
Hypoxia
doesn't watch television
 
Hypoxia's Avatar
 
Hypoxia is offline
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: behind the door
Posts: 2,157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stella_Omega View Post
It's not exactly new, bearded transvestites have been around since the 60's especially in San Fransisco-- there was a troupe called the Cockettes...
I still have a Cockettes Paper Doll cutout book. Damn, do I have to go find it now? [/me roots around in my comix stacks.] Aha! Got it! The Official COCKETTES tm PAPER DOLL BOOK, (c) 1971 by Last Gasp Eco-Funnies Co Inc. The back cover asks, "Will success spoil mediocrity?" Yep, a real cultural souvenir.
__________________
.
Hypoxia's Literotica postings - "You write well, so STFU and do more writing. Wimp." -JAMESBJOHNSON, bullshitter

A Fall of Stardust (Nude Day) - "Hagh. cha' qab entries vaj contest. 'ej batlh cha' tlhIH suck, ghewmey, jaj Qu'lIj'e' bup chaH." -Anon
Jenny Be Fair 02 (incest-humor) - "Total shit - smug, shit-eating, stupid and up-your-own ass... No stars." -Anon
What Is Cheating? (essay) - "Rumblin', stumblin', bumblin' BARF! I don't think an editor would help this mess. Was there a point? There certainly didn't seem to be a storyline." -Anon
Under His Eyes (satire) - "YOU ARE A SICK FUCK. WHY WOULD YOU WRITE THIS HORRIBLY VILE STORY. THIS IS HUMANITY AT ITS WORST. I ONLY SKIMMED TO SEE WHAT CRAP IT WAS. YOU NEED TO BE LOCKED AWAY FROM ANYONE YOU COULD HURT FOR REAL. MINUS 1 BILLION ISN'T ENOUGH. DON'T WRITE ANYMORE." -Anon
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-07-2014, 08:48 PM   #6
Stella_Omega
No Gentleman
 
Stella_Omega's Avatar
 
Stella_Omega is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Shaken, not stirred
Posts: 39,294
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hypoxia View Post
I still have a Cockettes Paper Doll cutout book. Damn, do I have to go find it now? [/me roots around in my comix stacks.] Aha! Got it! The Official COCKETTES tm PAPER DOLL BOOK, (c) 1971 by Last Gasp Eco-Funnies Co Inc. The back cover asks, "Will success spoil mediocrity?" Yep, a real cultural souvenir.
no fucking way. can you scan it?
__________________
"Oh woe, these be perilous times! Children no longer obey their elders, and everybody is writing a book!"
--Pliny the Elder, AD76

All about Stella; My AH profile
Stella's stories on lit

An essay for BDSM Newbies; Top, bottom, dominant, submissive-- and the differences thereof Now rewritten with extra sparkle!
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-07-2014, 09:05 PM   #7
Hypoxia
doesn't watch television
 
Hypoxia's Avatar
 
Hypoxia is offline
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: behind the door
Posts: 2,157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stella_Omega View Post
no fucking way. can you scan it?
I'm lazy. Click here.
__________________
.
Hypoxia's Literotica postings - "You write well, so STFU and do more writing. Wimp." -JAMESBJOHNSON, bullshitter

A Fall of Stardust (Nude Day) - "Hagh. cha' qab entries vaj contest. 'ej batlh cha' tlhIH suck, ghewmey, jaj Qu'lIj'e' bup chaH." -Anon
Jenny Be Fair 02 (incest-humor) - "Total shit - smug, shit-eating, stupid and up-your-own ass... No stars." -Anon
What Is Cheating? (essay) - "Rumblin', stumblin', bumblin' BARF! I don't think an editor would help this mess. Was there a point? There certainly didn't seem to be a storyline." -Anon
Under His Eyes (satire) - "YOU ARE A SICK FUCK. WHY WOULD YOU WRITE THIS HORRIBLY VILE STORY. THIS IS HUMANITY AT ITS WORST. I ONLY SKIMMED TO SEE WHAT CRAP IT WAS. YOU NEED TO BE LOCKED AWAY FROM ANYONE YOU COULD HURT FOR REAL. MINUS 1 BILLION ISN'T ENOUGH. DON'T WRITE ANYMORE." -Anon
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-07-2014, 09:29 PM   #8
Stella_Omega
No Gentleman
 
Stella_Omega's Avatar
 
Stella_Omega is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Shaken, not stirred
Posts: 39,294
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hypoxia View Post
I'm lazy. Click here.
yeah, I found that. But such small images! I can't cut those out...
__________________
"Oh woe, these be perilous times! Children no longer obey their elders, and everybody is writing a book!"
--Pliny the Elder, AD76

All about Stella; My AH profile
Stella's stories on lit

An essay for BDSM Newbies; Top, bottom, dominant, submissive-- and the differences thereof Now rewritten with extra sparkle!
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-07-2014, 09:35 PM   #9
Hypoxia
doesn't watch television
 
Hypoxia's Avatar
 
Hypoxia is offline
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: behind the door
Posts: 2,157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stella_Omega View Post
yeah, I found that. But such small images! I can't cut those out...
Dash it all! Okay, yeah, I'll get to that. Damn, now I have to setup an image-hosting site. Grumble...
__________________
.
Hypoxia's Literotica postings - "You write well, so STFU and do more writing. Wimp." -JAMESBJOHNSON, bullshitter

A Fall of Stardust (Nude Day) - "Hagh. cha' qab entries vaj contest. 'ej batlh cha' tlhIH suck, ghewmey, jaj Qu'lIj'e' bup chaH." -Anon
Jenny Be Fair 02 (incest-humor) - "Total shit - smug, shit-eating, stupid and up-your-own ass... No stars." -Anon
What Is Cheating? (essay) - "Rumblin', stumblin', bumblin' BARF! I don't think an editor would help this mess. Was there a point? There certainly didn't seem to be a storyline." -Anon
Under His Eyes (satire) - "YOU ARE A SICK FUCK. WHY WOULD YOU WRITE THIS HORRIBLY VILE STORY. THIS IS HUMANITY AT ITS WORST. I ONLY SKIMMED TO SEE WHAT CRAP IT WAS. YOU NEED TO BE LOCKED AWAY FROM ANYONE YOU COULD HURT FOR REAL. MINUS 1 BILLION ISN'T ENOUGH. DON'T WRITE ANYMORE." -Anon
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:44 AM.

Copyright 1998-2013 Literotica Online. Literotica is a registered trademark.