Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Someday Funnies

Source: Venus
Wearing Venus

An unknown femulator (right) posing in as a French maid on the cover of Cynthia Payne's Entertaining At Home, which was published in 1987. When I encountered the above image, I knew nothing about Miss Payne, so I looked her up and according to Wikipedia, she was “an English brothel keeper and party hostess who made headlines in the 1970s and 1980s, when she was convicted of running a brothel... in Streatham, a southwestern suburb of London.” After reading the Wikipedia entry, I recall seeing the film Personal Services, which was loosely based on Miss Payne’s life. The film is peppered with French maids and other assorted crossdressers.


  1. Personal Services amongst all the straight men with school uniform and maid kinks has a trans character - Danny Schiller (a cis man) as Dolly, a character who is at first supposed to be cis, but is clearly a slightly more realistic version of one of Terry Jones' Pepperpots in Python (reminder that Jones directed the film) and then is revealed to be trans. A rare at the time depiction of an older trans woman, though.

    1. AnonymousMay 31, 2022

      Best line in that movie----"Dolly-You have a Willie"---Danny Schiller had me fooled up to that point.

  2. AnonymousMay 31, 2022

    s How far does the husband go into character, as a woman, when dressed?
    Does he stay as a man dressed as a woman or does he mentally become one?
    That could make "her" a lesbian

    There was quite a lot about Cynthia Payne in the British press in the late 1970s /early 1980s

  3. AnonymousMay 31, 2022

    The film is on YouTube plus the clip where the "Cynthia Payne " character finds out Dolly is trans in the Ladies at a wedding "Dolly, you've got a willy". The book An English Madam by Paul Bailey has a very sympathetic chapter about how Cynthia supported Anthea, a femulator. The femulator on the cover could be the Squadron Leader who was associated with Cynthia, known as Mitch

  4. Dear Stana,

    I appreciate the Someday Funny feature. The reason so few people comment on them is that we have a good chuckle, then move on to contemplate whatever else demands our immediate attention. (Or our navels.)

    Don't stop them!

    Sincerely, a Devoted Follower

  5. You can watch Personal Services online at Amazon.com for $1.99

  6. AnonymousJune 01, 2022

    I love being a lesbian with my partner.

    Julie Noh