Monday, August 3, 2020

What’s up, Doc?


Bugs Bunny was not my favorite Warner Brothers cartoon character. Daffy Duck was my fave, but Bugs holds a special place in the hearts and minds of femulators because he appeared en femme on more than one occasion.

Bugs turned 80 this year and in honor of his big birthday, the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued a set of stamps last week featuring ten images of Bugs with two of those images depicting Bugs in drag! How mainstream is that?

One stamps shows Bugs as a female mermaid, dolled up in a blonde wig and red lipstick, sprawled on a rock looking alluring, like a siren of Greek folklore. The look is based on the 1944 animated short film Hare Ribbin’ that was part of the Merrie Melodies series.

The other stamp depicts Bugs striking a seductive pose dressed as a mythical goddess sporting a sizeable bust, blonde braided trusses and a gold-winged headpiece. It is inspired by the 1957 animated short What's Opera, Doc? where Bugs plays Brunnhilde from Richard Wagner's opera Siegfried.

Bugs Bunny is the first femulation to appear on a USA stamp, but Milton Berle came close to breaking the crossdressing barrier in 2009 when the USPS issued a pane of stamps commemorating early TV (television, not transvestite) memories. The first stamp in the pane honored Texaco Star Theater and depicted the star of the show, Milton Berle.

The stamp showed Uncle Miltie en homme, but he did appear en femme in the selvage above the stamps (see image right). The USPS should have used his en femme image on the stamp, but that's just my opinion.

That’s all, folks!






Source: ShopBazaar
Source: ShopBazaar 



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10 comments:

  1. Perhaps my earliest role model! I was not aware of this stamp set - either one, actually. Thanks for sharing, Stana.

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  2. The first time I saw Bugs en femme was a cartoon where he was a quick-change artist. All of a sudden, "Poof" he was a well-rounded gorgeous babe! That was in "the olden days" and they didn't clear out the house following the screening. I stayed and watched it again.

    The great thing about cartoon transformations is that the character doesn't just get to wear pretty clothes, "he" also gets an instant hourglass figure and great boobs! If only it were that easy!!!

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  3. I think the best Looney transform was Elmer's ....

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  4. Bugs is my all-time favorite cartoon characters for many reasons, and being a gender bender is certainly among them!

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  5. Crossdressing was such a common theme across so many cartoons: Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Woody Woodpecker and more. Were the writers trying to tell us something?

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  6. Where are all the Fundamentalist, Evangelical, Holier than thou, religious types condemning the USPS over a 'porn rabbit in drag' on OUR NATIONS STAMPS? Oh the horror!
    Velma

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  8. Once again you've sent me on an internet search, Stana! I found a video compilation of Bugs in drag! Ordered a sheet of stamps, too.
    https://instinctmagazine.com/bugs-bunny-in-drag-forever-immortalized-as-part-of-u-s-postal-service-stamp-set/

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