"A lot of people who sing can't sing," Christine Jorgensen told me in 1981, "but at least I admit it!" The groundbreaking transsexual had come in from her home in Laguna Beach, California to make her New York cabaret debut. Her act consisted of saucy impersonations of Marlene Dietrich and Tallulah ... More >>
In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close (above) convincingly plays a woman who dresses like a man in order to nab some employment in 19th-century Ireland. But it's the kind of stunt that can also nab you awards consideration.
Bayard RustinAccording to this assessment on bilerico.com, it's a mixed bunch through history. Authors, artists, politicians, civil rights leaders. Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Abe Lincoln... (On the floor with that last one? Well, sorry--I guess Abe freed his boyfriend's trouser snake.) ... More >>
What a Raunchy Designer Can Learn From the Sex Museum