Saturday, April 24, 2010

excellence in femulation

Gordo High School in Gordo, Alabama recently held a womanless beauty pageant in which girls of the male variety vied for the title of "2010 Miss Priss." There are three videos from the event here and I invite you to watch them.

You have to separate the wheat from the chaff, but there are some excellent femulations in this bunch. The girl pictured here opens the second video. She is my favorite. Her presentation was perfect and I believe she should have been one of the winners, but the judges overlooked her.

There were some other excellent presentations that the judges overlooked. In my opinion, only one of the winners really deserved a prize: the girl in the long scarlet gown. She looks like she practiced a lot, if you know what I mean.



  1. As a woman, you should understand that drag, especially "straight drag" isn't about men as women -- femulation, as you call it -- but rather a way to show manliness.

    A guy in a dress is still supposed to be manly, in the same way that putting a woman in a man's uniform is meant to show off her femininity, not to make her look male.

    What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
    - Susan Sontag

    You may want to see beautiful boys who pass as women, but sexy men strutting in flamboyant clothes are much more likely to win the day.

    Think Mick Jagger, not Christine Jorgensen.

  2. Miss --- Thank you for your thoughts, but I still prefer "excellence in femulation" over a "man in a dress."

  3. Staci; another great addition to the portfolio of creative images and ideas in femulation.I agree with your observation that some of the boys really get ino their femulation. The videos show the extra efforts some go as they glide in hi heels while others clomp around in sneakers and uggs. Your picks of the special gurls are spot on ! Thanks again for keeping us current on these wonderful womanless events

  4. I viewed the whole video, and here are my thoughts: I thought the gowns were gorgeous, and the wigs and makeup also very good. They must have great help from women supporting this pageant. But what was very off-putting was the way almost all these males were walking in very gauky, masculine and awkward ways. What would have been more beaufiful was if they could at least try a more womanly, gracious presentation in their walks. But, guys will be guys... no one wanted to push the egdes...!

  5. could not see a link??

    and in response to Miss "as a woman" statement ... unless you are a man you wont get it.