Saturday, February 22, 2014

i had no idea this is going on...,


theatlantic | Julie, an immaculately made-up woman, sits down in front of a camera. She has thick, voluminous hair that frames the high cheekbones of her conspicuously crease-free face. Her elegant, arched eyebrows and extra-long eyelashes act as a counterbalance to her plump, painted lips. She looks out of frame, as if admiring herself in a mirror, before giggling and batting her eyelids.

“Oh dear,” she purrs, tilting her head from side to side. “Another long day in a wig and a girdle.”
She reaches up and emits a light moan as she unclips her gold earrings and gently sets them aside, one by one. She considers her image a few moments longer, then places her hands just below her ears and begins to pull her blemish-free skin off and away from her jawline. It’s only now that we realize it’s not human skin, but rather a mask made of soft, flesh-like silicone rubber.

Julie is one of the most visible faces of female masking, a specific subset of cross-dressing men who wear masks, and occasionally skin-tone bodysuits, to make them look more like biological women. The videos that she uploads to YouTube have received hundreds of thousands of views, attracting both fans and detractors.

Julie is but one of scores of maskers around the globe; the most popular masking website, Dolls Pride, has almost 10,000 active members. But, until now, the subculture has remained relatively unknown outside the tight-knit community. Even the nation’s foremost experts on sexuality haven’t heard of masking (though it’s worth noting that the practice isn’t always sexually motivated).

“I just checked with Dr. Kaplan and neither one of us have heard this term before,” said Dr. Richard Krueger, who, with Dr. Meg Kaplan, heads up the Sexual Behavior Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

31 comments:

woodensplinter said...

Latrice the Solestress is very proud of her big pretty legs. What is she wearing?

woodensplinter said...

I thought that was Jocelyn Wildenstein http://youtu.be/bmgMFJOUxl0

Vic78 said...

I feel like a madman out in these streets sometimes. First, it was sun dresses and snow boots. Later on we see booty shorts and snow boots. Now, people are walking around in their pjs. Another thing, what's up with women taking their shoes off to dance in club? Folks are just fucked up all the way around.

Vic78 said...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A5umKmOGddU/UAZx8xwrfbI/AAAAAAAABKQ/_qAp5io0cAM/s1600/WTF-is-this-shit.jpg

CNu said...

So watching this creepy "masking" brings to mind David Icke's popular nonsense. http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vida_alien/esp_vida_alien_29.htm

Which begs the question, where'd Icke's crap come from? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilians

Which answer proved deeply unsatisfying and factually incorrect http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4046

It was not a 1934 article in the LA Times which drove this myth, it was Robert E. Howard in Weird Tales in 1929 with King Kull of Atlantis and the story The Shadow Kingdom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow_Kingdom

Free eBook http://manybooks.net/titles/howardrother07shadow_kingdom.html#

Vic78 said...

I remember David Icke. He said it all came from honest research. The sad thing was that if he didn't say shit about the reptiles he would've been dangerous.

CNu said...

Would he have been dangerous, or, as Bro. Makheru pointed out the other day distinguishing activists from preachers, is Icke just a fantasist and sensationalist preacher? http://youtu.be/L1XwvyQSDGc

Ed Dunn said...

You had no idea Martin Lawrence (Big Momma) and Tyler Perry (Madea) was into this?

Ed Dunn said...

This probably came from the 1980s NBC series "V" and I remember there was a whole cult/conspiracy wacko thing in California about it...does that sound around right?

http://youtu.be/M77HfZu24bw

CNu said...

I was well aware of some mandatory initiatory hazing http://youtu.be/zcY1FEVFLbg - but in all honesty (like yourself I suspect) had no idea exactly how far down the rabbit hole went. http://subrealism.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-face-of-money-when-nobodys-supposed.html

PLEASE explain that shit.right.thurr to me if you can...,

CNu said...

nah brah.., the 1980's series V came from an earlier, deeper, and more liminal root. In the 20th century, I can't pinpoint that root at any time earlier than Weird Tales, though somebody with a more thorough and facile familiarity with Theosophy might be able to correct me and put it into the 19th century and and more closely align it with Synarchy or some other major activist political movement.

CNu said...

and at this very moment, I must confess, I can't even remotely pretend to get it.

Ed Dunn said...

Maybe the Garden of Eden?

CNu said...

Only if you can show me the thread of continuous, popular, cultural transmission. (the dark ages cancel most all of that out)



If folks struggle with the obvious and pervasive red/white motif of those magical mushrooms I'm steady pointing at, then the more deeply occulted and richly padded business of a serpent in the garden of eden is an epic struggle.

Nakajima Kikka said...

There's something very...third-wave feminist about this. Gender deconstruction, reconstruction, mix-n-match, etc.

Nakajima Kikka said...

Women wearing pjs in public isn't much different than men wearing sweatpants and sweatshirt in public, which is also very common these days. In fact, sweatpants/sweatshirt pretty much IS the American male version of pjs now.

Vic78 said...

Icke used stories like the garden of Eden to justify his conclusions. He said it was years of research and experimenting.

CNu said...

So that's what the Cathedral calls itself. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-wave_feminism SMH, I think perhaps something a bit more peculiar than Cathedralism may be afoot here http://subrealism.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-face-of-money-when-nobodys-supposed.html

CNu said...

and they all bust out the nibiru and annunaki and nephilim and then the truly ancient variant the fishman http://trueancienthistory.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-babylonian-history-of-mankind.html - but I've become convinced that much of the 20th century elements from the id which invigorate our cultural fringes is firmly rooted in the 19th century in synarchy and theosophy - and sometimes influences more recent and pedestrian than these, like the circle of writers who populated the pages of Weird Tales.

CNu said...

See, this is why civilization is going to hell in a handbasket. "women wearing pjs in public isn't much different...., ta loco?!?! I got some sweatpants for Christmas and still haven't broken those jokers out. Khakis are my PJ's. Long and short, cargo and not, but khakis are the only acceptable universal utility pant. Accept no substitutes!

CNu said...

I think she has on some booty shorts or a miniskirt. Either way, I wish she would stand up and share more of that shiny heavenly glory.

Nakajima Kikka said...

So has the time come for local government to regulate dress? Wearing sleepwear or athletic wear in public spaces would be treated the same as a parking violation subject to ticketing and a fine?
(Come to think of it, not an entirely bad idea, actually...)

CNu said...

pjs in public should catch the same official flak as sagging in public https://www.google.com/#q=ticketing+sagging+pants - though from what I've observed with the endless shiftless hiking that goes on when pants are oppositionally and defiantly low down - it would be hard to term that foolishness "lazy"

I wonder if pjs in public are related to sagging, reputed to be a jailhouse hanky-code for sexual availability?

Uglyblackjohn said...

Clubs were getting pretty bad down here as far as the lowered dress codes. In order not to offend most of out patrons I just decided to focus on those who were at trying to make an effort. Our facebook albums lead with photos of women's shoes. (People think I have a foot fetish.) The idea was that women would begin to compete with each other for their 'shoe game'. It worked. Local shops and stores tell me that women buy nicer shoes with matching outfits in the hope of making out facebook album for each night. The men had to step up as well to match the women. The younger clubs (ours is thirty and over) have recently adopted tighter dress codes - no white t's and no sneakers. Being in the club business, one thing is for sure; Spandex Is NOT make for every body type.

CNu said...

Peer pressure works across a shared status-hierarchy network in which the members have common aims. Do ratchets have their noses pushed up against the window wanting to move up and elevate their game to better get-in and fit-in with your clientele? Or, is their a distinct socio-economic class cut-off which acts like an impenetrable barrier to assimilation, even where the mind is willing?

Vic78 said...

Sounds like your spot's the place to be. People underestimate the value of dressing sharp.

Uglyblackjohn said...

The ratchet? They made the effort. The thing is, we are currently doing fundraisers for the politicians we'd like to see in office. Being primarily a Black R&B/Zydeco/Jazz venue - even white republican candidates are seeking money and votes from our patrons. My crossover appeal is nice right now.

Uglyblackjohn said...

Man.. I get free clothes and shoes all the time.

CNu said...

So, I'm a strict father practicing and preaching a relentless gospel predicated on the assumption that human value is predicated nearly exclusively on "what you know" and "what you can do". Consequently, if you know little and can do little....,

Further according to strict gospel - is the necessity of understanding and implementing mimetic/social grace, or "game". The boy got a third uninvited conversation this sunday morning on the Jordan Davis/Michael Dunn. "Remember son, these loud-mouthed old men are terrified of you - so make it a running gag in your own mind - and show them the deference that their terror demands" - give unto Caesar.

Isn't the essence of ratchetness kind of an oppositional rejection of all of the above? This little riff goes to the very heart of the subrealist oeuvre.

Nakajima Kikka said...

I was thinking that it's just the next downward step in the process of Americans becoming more and more casual. But thinking of it as an American women's version of sagging, or as a code for sexual availability (sign of ovulation?) is interesting...I hadn't thought of it that way.

CNu said...

Like sagging, it's not particularly attractive. Frankly again, like sagging, I'm disinclined to believe it's code for sexual availability as much as signification of generalized resignation and oppositionality. It means "fuck it!" alright, but "come hither" is about the furthest thing from the wearer's conscious or subconscious mind...,

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