This pageant is one gender-bender.
The second annual Mr. Transman competition returns to the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg on Aug. 28 for a celebration of female-to-male beauty.
“What these performers and contestants come up with and how they express gender blows me away — and I’ve seen a lot in my time,” said host Murray Hill, who knows what he’s talking about, having hosted the city’s Miss Lez Pageant for a decade. “Last year’s event was such a blow-out that we had to do it again.”
Drag contests, gay pageants and transwoman competitions have been happening for years, but transmen had been without a pageant of their own until Hill created it last year.
Five contestants will compete in Platform, Swimsuit, Interview, Talent and Evening Wear as they vie for a cash prize and photo spread in the seminal transman magazine, “Original Plumbing.”
The night will also feature some appropriate entertainment, including Schmekel, an all-Jewish and trans punk band; Princess Tiny and the Meats, a political performance art electronica band; and Kit Yan, a spoken word poet and last year’s Mr. Transman, who’ll be returning to also reclaim his title. It’s his-tory in the making.
Mr. Transman 2011 at the Knitting Factory [361 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer Avenue in Williamsburg, (347) 529-6696], Aug. 28 at 8 pm. Tickets $18, $15 in advance. For info, visit www.mrshowbiz.com.
©2011 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynDaily.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynDaily.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.