The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 March 2006

Play one as TV

In She's the Man, which reimagines Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for teenagers — no big deal if you saw Clueless and noticed Jane Austen lurking in the wings — Amanda Bynes is, well, the Man, which prompted this observation from Donna:

There are two laws that govern characters that cross-dress.

1. If a guy dresses like a girl, almost immediately some strong football player-type appears and falls in love with him. Hijinks ensue!

2. If a girl dresses as a boy, almost immediately another guy will fall for "him." The fellow in love questions his sexuality but then breathes a sign of relief when he realizes that the man he loves is really a woman.

What these two scenarios have in common, of course, is that in neither of them are any of the females fooled. (I learned this from Jessi years ago.)

Posted at 7:07 AM to Almost Yogurt


TrackBack: 7:54 AM, 21 March 2006
» Last Straight Man from Harleys, Cars, Girls
Yes, I wrote a new song over the weekend. The Karaoke Queen has been getting on my case about Ricky, who attended last week’s party at the church in drag. “You don’t know until you try it,” she laughed. “You...[read more]

Whoa!

Now, this is just too convenient.

I just posted the lyrics to my newest song, "Last Straight Man" on my site.

I'll post a trackback.

I'm holding out! Here, in the great city of New York, I am the last straight man.

Yip-e-i-o Ki-a!

Ride 'em cowboys!

Posted by: Shouting Thomas at 7:53 AM on 21 March 2006