Friday, May 27, 2011

Ann Loves Jessica Lange!

My first gay crush was Jessica Lange.

I was 12 when I first saw "Tootsie" in the theater. I was transfixed by this story of an actor (Dustin Hoffman) pretending to be a woman for a soap opera role. He developed an intense crush on his female co-worker, played by the stunning Jessica Lange.

As he was a man trapped in a woman's body, Jessica's strong negative reaction to him almost kissing her was so sad to see as a young lesbian. In the end Jessica relents, but only because he was really a man. I didn't have that luxury. And what a hard movie to watch with my mother!

But just look at her. She is so beautiful, and still my perfect image of a woman. And I identified so strongly with Tootsie, who was unable to express his love for her, because he was outwardly female.

He watched her in the mirror, his gaze full of lust and fear of discovery. Um, yep.

Ann - Redmond, WA

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1 comment:

girl cousins said...

completely relate, on all levels. Thanks Ann!