Saturday, January 28, 2012

Here We Go Again

Everytime the latest social or artistic/photographic networking thing comes along I always tell myself that I'm not going to get involved with this one. And I always end up being wrong, at least for a little while. Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter: all of these I swore I wouldn't sign up for and I've been wrong every time. Granted I pay attention to some more than others but that's neither here nor there.

So now I'm on tumblr: http://verawylde.tumblr.com/ This despite the fact that until I checked out the tumblr account of my friend Nic Buxom I didn't even really know what the deal with that site was. I still am not totally sure that I do, but I'm on it anyways for those who want to follow it. I'll mostly be uploading choice pictures and I hope to keep a pace of one every other day or so, we'll see if that lasts.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Crossdressing Tips for Beginners #12: Cleavage



Back again! And it occurred to me that when I covered breasts and the bustline before I didn't really address the issue of cleavage. It's no something you need to create for every outfit but sometimes it's really necessary to make the overall look work. So here you go!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Crossdressing Tips for Beginners #11: Tucking



Well it's a new year so with that in mind I think it's time for me to tackle the single more requested topic: tucking. I really wasn't sure that I was ever going to address this just because it's tricky to do without the video becoming overly explicit (sorry folks but I'm not going to actually SHOW you how to do it.) But I hope you all still find this helpful.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Crossdressers Thoughts on ABC Show "Work It"

I'm going to warn folks up front that this might become a bit ranty, so those who don't do well with righteous indignation might want to skip out right now. The ABC network has recently rolled out a comedy called "Work It." The premise is that in the tough economy two straight men dress as women in order to land sales job at a company that was only looking for women.

Skipping past the fact that a company of any size which flat out tells an applicant that they won't be hired because of their gender would be sued into oblivion there's still plenty to hate. I take quite a few issues with this thing for what are probably going to be fairly obvious reasons. It falls into the exact same offensive pitfalls that nearly every "crossdressing comedy" falls into.

First it enforces the stance in pop culture that men dressed as women is something to laugh at. Of course they always take straight men and come up with some ridiculous circumstances that require them to cross dress. Because no rational man would ever put on a dress unless there were dire circumstances. Then there's all the cliches of learning make-up, how to walk, leg shaving, etc, etc and these aren't so much offensive as just horribly tired.

Now to be fair I haven't actually watched a full episode. I'm not that masochistic. To try and give this thing as fair a shake as I could stomach I did watch all of the preview clips that ABC made available. Supposedly these clips are the best stuff, the stuff that is supposed to make viewers want to see more. I'm sorry but if that's as good as it gets I'm NEVER going to sit through an episode of this.

From what I saw I actually think this might be more insulting to woman than to people of a transgendered persuation. I say this because it makes women look like the biggest idiots on the planet. There are plenty of dressers out there who are passable, however these two most definitely are not. I understand them making bad women is supposed to be funny. But not only is it not funny it makes all of the women around them who are fooled by this pathetic charade look mentally challenged.

I can only hope that the rating tank so badly that this show is pulled before the end of the spring season. Let it die quickly and quietly so I don't have to waste any more energy being angry about this shit.