OPINION: Why Frank N. Furter CANNOT Be A Woman

Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of those movies. One of those sacred, untouchable movies no one really wants to see remade.

Naturally, it’s getting remade.

When the initial announcement came that Fox had decided to remake The Rocky Horror Picture Show as a T.V. movie, I wasn’t initially opposed. After all – R.H.P.S. was adapted for the big screen from The Rocky Horror Show. By it’s very nature it is a stage show adapted to movie form. Theoretically, there is nothing wrong with a remake.

When it’s announced, however, that Dr. Frank N. Furter is going to be played by a transgendered woman? Then there’s a problem. There’s a big problem.

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Opinion: Sexist Air Conditioning. Refrigerarchy!

My name is Lady vonLady.

I, too, am victim to the sexist air conditioning conspiracy.

As I sat down to write this on my lunch break, I find myself cuddling a Dunkin’ Donuts cup of piping hot coffee. The purpose of this, you see, is to thaw out my fingers so they’re not as stiff and sore when I type. The cup is thin and ineffective at conserving heat. This meets my needs perfectly, though it means that my coffee is cold within the hour.

My coffee is yet another victim of the patriarchy.

R.I.P.

R.I.P.

My husband’s thick, heather grey hoodie is zipped up over my t-shirt. It isn’t enough – in addition, a fuzzy blanket bearing the image of the lavender-shaded pony Twilight Sparkle is draped over my shoulders. I’m wearing long jeans, despite the 75 F temperatures and bright sun outside of my building. Still…

…still, I’m cold.

All down my row, hoodies hang from coat hooks outside of each cubicle. The woman directly across from me is wearing a sweatshirt, another hoodie hung on the back of her chair. The woman a row over is wearing an Old Navy fleece. She wore it into work this morning due to the cold she knew would be waiting for her, despite the temperature. She told me this herself.

So, who’s to blame for our discomfort?

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Fact Checking TheMarySue.com – “When Role Models Become Problematic: Ronda Rousey and Transmisogyny”

Ronda Rousey – think what you will of her, but her name is one that makes both men and women’s ears perk. She’s an Olympic Gold Medalist in Judo and is undefeated in her MMA run. She’s transitioning into an acting career as well, with this post coming on the heels of a Variety.com exclusive article stating that Ronda’s going to play herself in a planned biopic of this woman’s interesting and inspiring life story.

Kicking ass in pink

Kicking ass in pink

So when I was looking for the subject of my blog’s first post, imagine my delight on finding an article from TheMarySue.com decrying Ronda for ‘trans-misogyny’ for comments from a years-old interview. Rousey’s interview touched upon the (admittedly needlessly mean) comments of UFC fighter Matt Mitrione in regards to a Male-to-Female transgendered fighter by the name of Fallon Fox.

“She can try hormones, chop her pecker off, but it’s still the same bone structure a man has. It’s an advantage. I don’t think it’s fair.” said Rousey

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