Wednesday, August 12, 2009

peace, love, and crossdressing

I attended the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969. I was deep in the closet back then and I had not even made my first appearance on Halloween en femme. Needless to say, I went to Woodstock in boy mode.

Taking Woodstock is a new film about the event that comes out later this month. In the film, Liev Schreiber plays a crossdresser named Vilma (photo left).

Back in 1994, Mr. Schreiber played a crossdresser named Chris in the film Mixed Nuts (photo right).

Talking about his feminine film roles in a New York magazine article, Mr. Schreiber made the following interesting comment, "Putting on women's clothing and acting like a woman is something that comes naturally to men. All men do it, whether publicly or privately. I personally believe that all men enjoy it."

I agree.


  1. Sabretooth in a dress? Reminds me of a story Hugh Jackman told about a play with a male to male kissing scene he was in and someone in the audience shouted out "Don't do it Wolverine!!!"

  2. "Putting on women's clothing and acting like a woman is something that comes naturally to men. All men do it, whether publicly or privately. I personally believe that all men enjoy it."

    That pretty much hits the nail on the head in my opinion, and I too agree!

  3. I remember Woodstock. On Friday we heard about the concert and we were going to leave Saturday morning. But when we saw the evening news that night we all got cold feet and never went. :-(

    I have always had mixed feelings over that, in one way I glad that I never went but at the same time I miss not being a part of history.

  4. I made it to Woodstock. There were five of us, guys, leaving from the Boston area. Arrived 1 am Friday. Set up a tent -- we never slept in it! Went to the site, stayed til 9 am Sunday.
    Richie Havens started it out; the rains came after Joe Cocker finished -- just had a rubber raincoat with a hood as it poured down; my college roomate told me he was there: he was one of the 'mud people'; Sat. night went til Sunday morning: CCR, Joplin, Sly and the family Stone; dawn awoke when The Who finished. I went to the front stage, at 8:45 am, Sunday, we had to leave... saw the Jefferson Airplane start with Volunteers... "Good morning People!" Grace Slick called out... I went down the road hearing their music... I missed Jimi playing! Istill have my tickets: plus one photo of me in a national magazine.
    Was too far f---n' out fantasic, man!

  5. Edie asked me to post the following comment:

    I believe that Schreiber’s comments are correct. The problem I see that we/ manufactures have placed gendering (Male / Female) on clothes. I would like someone to show me on the label of any article of clothing where it says male or female only!

    Women (GG) have over come this and have moved forward. They do not have a problem wearing what ever they would like. Don’t tell me you have not seen Levis, boxer briefs, lace up 8” work shoes on genetic women. The women’s lib movement opened the door for women to work in male construction type jobs. This allowed them to dress in what is considered male clothes. The male population accepted it and we are where we are today.
    Women wearing what they want and men stuck in the closet with their wife’s hand me downs.

    Why have we allowed this to happen to us? Why are we not fighting back for equal rights? Why are we not coming out of the closet dressed as we want and stand up for equality? At times we call ourselves men, the stronger of the sexes, or should it be called cowards? Women did it! Why should we not have the right to dress in color, soft fabrics, lace, high heels or what ever we choose and when ever? It was not long ago that the only color in a male closet was blue, black, gray, a white shirt and a red tie.

    The younger generations are more acceptable to this type of dress. It’s the older generations that are stuck in the box. As time goes on they have a tendency to filtrate their ideas on to the up coming generation. People in construction wear what is job appropriate, why not the same in business and every day life?

    If we do not go public and stay in the safety of the closet, nothing will change. The choice is ours, singularly and collectively! You have to fight for freedom!