Wednesday, January 27, 2021

In My Room

I was a Beach Boys fan (still am). Their Beach Boys Concert was the first LP I ever bought. Eventually, I bought every LP and 45 that they released during their first 15 years of operation.

I liked most of their songs; I knew most of the lyrics by heart, but I was very self-conscious about one song — one of their big hits — In My Room.

If ever there was a song about teen transgender angst, In My Room was it. I doubt that Brian Wilson had  crossdressers in mind when he wrote the song, but almost any youth with gender issues could identify with the lyrics of that song.

There's a world where I can go
and tell my secrets to
In my room
In my room

In this world I lock out
all my worries and my fears
In my room
In my room

Do my dreaming and my scheming lie awake and pray
Do my crying and my sighing laugh at yesterday

Now it's dark and I'm alone
but I won't be afraid
In my room
In my room

In addition to being self-conscious about the song, hearing Brian Wilson singing those lyrics back in the mid-1960s was kind of embarrassing. It was such a “girly” song that you had to wonder what was going on with Brian Wilson (plenty, as it turned out, but nothing gender-related). This was the same guy who sang Surfin' Safari, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down, Fun, Fun, Fun, etcetera, etcetera, and now he was singing a song that you would expect a female recording artist to sing!

And his voice was girly, too! It was almost too much for a transgender kid to take.

Wearing Cato
Wearing Cato (Source: Velma)

Dávid Hartl femulating Ariana Grande on Slovakian television's Tvoja Tvar Anie Povedome.
Dávid Hartl femulating Ariana Grande on Slovakian tv's Tvoja Tvar Anie Povedome.
You can view this femulation on YouTube.


  1. The way he moves in those heels, David's civilian status is in question....

  2. I did not realise "In My Room was" TG
    There were other more obvious ones such as "Take A Walk On The Wild Side" Lou Reed and "Lola" Kinks
    How many others are there out there?

    1. What I intended to say was "In My Room" was TG if you were TG, i.e., its theme was so applicable to girls like us. I doubt that the Beach Boys intended the song to be a TG anthem.

  3. Stana , thank's for posting Dávid Hartl Youtube video , very Talented femulator ,liked it.

  4. David Hartl is definitely NOT a civilian! Ariana Grande, watch out!

    I never listened to "In My Room" with TG in mind before, but you are 100% right. It definitely fits as an anthem for girls like us.

  5. Help Me Rhonda.......because when I'm In My Room.......we'll have Fun, Fun, Fun.....
    because it's better than being in Kokomo......since God Only Knows...........Don't Worry Baby.......Barbara Ann will always be my..........Darlin'.
    And so it goes Stana.
    Angel Amore

  6. Well Stana, you are treating us today with both an absolutely gorgeous model in that gorgeous Cato skirt, and an impressive femulation by David Hartl, who moves like he belongs in platform heels.
    Penny from Edinburgh.

  7. Stana,
    I too love the Beach Boys. First concert that I went to as a teenager with friends and no parents was the Beach Boys along with Chicago. My sisters who were a bit older got me hooked on them. Remember being in my room with headphones on, shutting out the world. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  8. "In My Room" - so close to what many of us feel. I'd not seen the words before...

  9. Hi Stana
    I saw you preform In My Room live At that Ball. You were great

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    1. Thank you, Roxanne. I replaced the photo to match the caption.