Monday, March 2, 2015

Cyrsti's Condo "Cover Girl" of the Day

Tais Temponi, BrazilOur feature cover today is another gorgeous Mtf transgender model from Brazil Tais Temponi:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cyrsti's Condo "Triple P"

United HS (Laredo TX) 1988Three "P's"-pageant, passing privilege. The real unmentioned award at the end of the womanless beauty pageant.

Here's an example.  Check the guy (Mike Pena) on the right!

Following the "Money?"

A couple of you correctly commented on the latest example of a cis male actor playing a transgender woman. From a post here in Cyrsti's Condo:

  1. Eddie is probably the best actor around at present and for that reason alone he was chosen for the role. If trans actors play cis roles, why shouldn’t cis actors play trans roles.
  2. I wonder if the reason the producers when with him was because of the box office draw. He has won several awards for his performances and has become a big name in the industry. You are right that there is most likely trans actors out there that could do the part better from experience but it's the name that would draw in the crowds (=MONEY) that they went with.
  3. Thanks to both of you!  I would only add Jae, when trans actors do play cis roles with any frequency-the reverse should happen and Michelle-the money does do the talking.  Until trans actors begin to carry the "star" power to carry a box office risk -"show me the money"- I'm sure will be the rule with film/broadcast productions.  

Cyrsti's Condo "Sunday Edition"

Ker Plunk!!! Another Sunday version of our week in review has hit your Sunday virtual front porch. Yep-still very cold and very snowy where I am in Ohio. So, warm jammies and a hot cup o joe are standing by!

Page 1.- Live Long and Prosper!  Very recently, Leonard Nimoy passed away.  If you are one of the few who doesn't know, Nimoy played Spock on Star Trek which debuted in the 1960's.  The original show only lasted three years but became legendary later.  I found it interesting NBC tried to get rid of Spock's ears because of adverse "devil worship" mail. (Some things never change!) Remembering back to the original show, I knew I loved the women character's costumes and my own particular fave phrase from the show was "Beam me up Scotty, there is no intelligent life down here!"

Page 2.- Unsocial Media?  Last night, I was invited to a charity event called "Dayton Knockout". It was held in Dayton, Ohio an was a very amateur boxing event. The woman sitting right behind me has been a very close friend for years and was one of the people who was very instrumental to me increasingly coming out of the closet.  Last night, her daughter was actually one of the boxers last night. We were up on the stage, very close to the ring.  As I look at the picture for the first time, I wonder just what the hell did I get on my leggings?  The fun part was, not 15 minutes after the picture was taken, I got a text from my daughter asking (laughingly) what I was doing there.  Really? I asked her just what she was doing camped out on her computer (on Facebook?) and no, I was actually in Milwaukee. (well not really)

Page 3.- The Week that Was or Wasn't.  Predictably, transgender news was all over the spectrum.  In my home territory, Cincinnati, Ohio still seems to be searching for the real reasons behind Leelah Alcorn's suicide. We read a very positive story about young "Zay"- a story of what is possible when a transgender child is raised by understanding parents. But then comes another story of a tragic successful suicide attempt by a young transgender woman of color in Maryland- Melonie Rose. I still find it unfathomable a parent would literally sacrifice their child for being trans.

Page 4.- The Back Page.-  Borrowing a quote from yet another Sci Fi classic: "May the Force be with all of You this Week!" Thanks for stopping by Cyrsti's Condo.

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