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This is perhaps a little jolting to watch: a trans woman who, having learned the techniques that go into sounding feminine, offers advice to trans men who don’t want to sound like girls.

Perhaps there’s an element of cynicism here, but I submit that it’s easier to become “passable,” and yes, I hate that word, if you sound something like the way you look. That said, there’s something fascinating about being able to deliver mixed messages, or straightforward messages at odd angles. I remember a clip of porn star Bailey Jay in conversation with someone, and she threw me for a loop when she said “I have a penis” in purest Valley Girl uptalk intonation.

2 comments »

  1. McGehee »

    10 June 2019 · 4:46 pm

    That’s certainly something one hopefully wouldn’t need to say in a deep baritone.

  2. CGHill »

    10 June 2019 · 5:42 pm

    A few years back, there was a baby-faced young lady with her own YouTube channel, and every once in a while, just to see if anyone was paying attention, she’d deliver a sentence or two in pure Theo Kojak.

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