Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Smarty Panties

Over the weekend, I spent some free time populating my new Pinterest board, Women with their Gurls, with appropriate images that I collected over the years or that I found on other Pinterest boards.

Since I was on a roll, I decided to create yet another Pinterest board called Smarty Panties, my collection of “smart” humor in a femulating vain (pun intended). 

I have been collecting cartoons, comic strips and other attempts at crossdressing humor for a very long time and have amassed over 7,000 images! Some of it is nothing to write here about, but separating the wheat from the chaff, there is some very good stuff in my agglomeration, which I have posted on my Smarty Panties board.


Wearing MDWow

R is for Regis High School in New York City, where John Quinn played Portia in a 1942 production of The Merchant of Venice. According to the school’s yearbook, “In the coveted role of Portia, John Quinn, who has gained a reputation for his fine feminine portrayals, skillfully bore out his characterization of the wealthy young woman.”

Marie-Christine Bouvier
The always lovely Marie-Christine Bouvier rocks a skirt suit in the hotel Quality Hotel Plaza Dresden.


  1. AnonymousMay 26, 2020

    Thanks, Stana. You are a national treasure!
    Thanks for your efforts at collection and documentation of our particular (peculiar?) branch of what could only be described as an element of 'Americana'.
    I hope the Smithsonian Museum takes note of such sites regardless of 'genre', and has made efforts to keep digital archives inside the museum.

  2. AnonymousMay 26, 2020

    Stana- Thank you sooo much for those two links!! One is so funny, and the other is soo... dunno, reassuring!!! :) :) luv, sara

  3. AnonymousMay 26, 2020

    The femulator from the class of '42 is amazing! wonder what their real life was like? did this person serve in the war? did they survive? did they live out their life en femme? my guess is if they were alive today they would be in their 90's?

    Also the model sitting down is not sitting very lady like!

    1. AnonymousMay 06, 2022

      Hi! John Quinn was my grandfather. While he had many traits or interests that might be deemed as feminine-leaning in a toxic masculine society, he did live life as a man and was attracted to women. He did serve in WWII and Korea. He was married to my grandmother from his 30s until his death in 2003.They were both from NYC but met in Germany and also lived in Paris and Australia and all over the US! He studied and later taught Classics, and could speak 8 languages fluently. He loved opera, the ballet, yoga, calculus, and of course languages and travel and his Catholic faith. He also as had a wonderful sense of humor so as a young child I dubbed him “Silly Papa.” So cool to see him pictured here and your creative musings. Thought you might like to know some more about the real man!

    2. Thank you for the additional info about John Quinn.

    3. AnonymousMay 13, 2022

      Of course! Thank you for the cool blog. It really is so fun to see him here! I showed my and she mom loved it. She already knew this picture from his yearbook!

  4. Regis HS is a very competitive Jesuit run all boys Catholic HS. It is difficult to gain entrance and the course of study is challenging and competitive. Back then I guess there was no sister school to coordinate roles in HS plays. I went to an all boys HS on LI and we had girls from sister schools come to participate in our plays. At the same time we were invited to participated in similar plays put on by the sister schools

    1. First, I'm wondering if John Quinn went on to a career in Femulation. That;s a very convincing actress!

      Many years ago I had a co-worker at a subsidiary of IBM who had gone to an English boarding school -- a family tradition. He was a small and attractive man who was chosen to be one of the actresses in his school's eminent theater program. He was a featured actress for most of his years at school and had the opportunity to join a a programme (English spelling) sponsored by the British National Theatre upon graduation. He was encouraged to grow his hair long to make his characters more realistic I was in awe of the photos he shared with me. He chose to return to the USA and get into the emerging field of Computer Science (it was the early 1960's).

      Many theater programs, especially those in England, chose to go with the old Shakespearian tradition of all-male acting companies. That might well have been the case at Regis HS, as it was at many of those English boarding schools. My co-worker, by the way, while no longer an actress was a very active femulator. He eventually was promoted to IBM Armonk.

    2. Today's cartoon can be read in a variety of ways. My thought is, "I can do it all by myself". And that leads me to a wonderful video of Bernadette Peters singing "Making Love Alone". This is great fun, enjoy.

  5. AnonymousMay 26, 2020


  6. Resonant pic. I once read a trannie's comment "I couldn't have her so I became her!" When I was a spotty youth (was I spotty!) I found couldn't pull any girl and aching for their femininity, I began creating, in the mirror, a woman I fancied. I loved and still love, stylish elegant woman and that's the image I created then and now. Moving the image to the streets was another story and I think, I have succeeded. "I don't dress to attract men, only to see myself in shop windows!" Especially to see if I've hitched up my dress in my knickers!

  7. AnonymousMay 28, 2020

    so glad to see you did not totally waste your weekend free time.well done.

  8. Thank you for showing my picture on your blog. I am always glad if someone likes my pictures.