Murray Hill Presents Mr Transman 2010

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Murray Hill Presents Mr Transman 2010

There are really few entertainers worth gushing over, but Mr Showbiz, Murray Hill IS one of them. This Sunday at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, Murray Presents Mr Transman 2010.

Listen, if you are tired of the same ol', same ol', scene and you think you've seen it all before hang on to your knickers 'cuz Murray will knock your socks off! Did I just mix a metaphor? No worries mixing it up is what queer culture is all about.

Murray wrote me saying, "OK, I gotta doozy for you....an FTM competition! The first of it's kind, of course, taking place in Brooklyn!.  I'm really excited and proud to produce and host this event. This event is to help start raising the visibility of this diverse scene, and will also be a slamming party!"

For many years Murray has been running the stellar counter culture pageant Miss Lez, but this weekend will be the first  FTM and transman pageant. There will be guest judges, entertainment, and of course the competition. The six contestants will be judged on PLATFORM, SWIMSUIT, REALNESS, TALENT, and EVENING WEAR.

And the panel of esteemed queer judges include:
KATE BORNSTEIN (pioneering transgender author, playwright and performance artist)
The WORLD FAMOUS *BOB* (F-T-F burlesque legend),
GLEN MARLA (Brooklyn-based performance artist, tranny superstar)
GEO WYETH (Novice Theory founder and out transgender musician)
OUR LADY J (vocalist, pianist and composer )
AMOS MAC (editor-in-chief ORIGINAL PLUMBING, photographer)

We'll be there and we hope to see you! Get your tickets at:

Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Sun, April 25, 2010
Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:30 PM 
$12.00 - $15.00



Comments [20]

KS Stevens's picture

Knitting Factory

300 is not max capacity. folks should know that if they don't get a ticket to the inner area, they broadcast it on cctv and you can sit at the bar! 

The show was wonderful and the contestants were very diverse. At the show, I interpreted  *real* was used as a measuring stick for the contestants overall characters. 

See ya next year!

Sincerely,
KS Stevens

Erika Davis's picture

I'm 30 and I totally went

and it was worth EVERY minute :)  Granted I had today off which made getting up a bit easier but it was such an amazing night.  Not only was Murray Hill super effing funny but it was great to be in such a queer space.  Literally the entire LGBTQ family was represented under one roof all in support, solidarity, and in the name of a good time.

The realness category was basically just about confidence.  They answered questions submitted by the judges and the answers given were the basis for determining how real or not real. 

The evening was a huge success, completely sold out and this lesbian is looking forward to next year's contest.

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Kian's picture

My only question

Why do dykes care about a trans man competition?

Not2Taem's picture

Where to begin?

1. They're people and we're people.

2. A lot of transmen once considered themselves lesbians, or were part of the lesbian community because it was the closest thing they could find on a quest for identity. Some of us have dated them before and/or after they transitioned.

3. If you like drag kings, and I certainly do, you are going to meet folks on that journey.

4. Queer support, baby!

chelilektra's picture

I'd say...

It's because some dykes are queer and appreciate any hot genderfucking existence. Also, a shit ton of transmen grow up in the lesbian community, so some of us think that it's rather dick, no pun, to oust them when they are finally physically and/or socially comfortable, and/or thus support them as friends and allies. It's not like the heterosexist mainstream magically accept genderqueers if they pick a doll to stick with. I think that transpeople by definition fall into the queer realm & where that overlaps with dykedom, trans interests become dyke interests. That said, not all dykes are queer. Ultimately, I feel that sexual activities should be defined by more than which genitals are flapping about. It's like, yeah, that's what they are, but what exactly are they doing. I think when said question is asked the overlap becomes clearer. 

There's actually a pretty decent article addressing trans sexuality on TBP this week. 

http://www.bilerico.com/2010/04/sexual_orientation_and_trans_people.php

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"Bitch, what you don't know about me is that I can just about fit in the Grand fucking Canyon. Did you know that I always wanted to be a dancer in Vegas?" Silent Bob

rawr.im.a.dinosaur's picture

Sounds awesome!

I'm definitely going.

Just a question-isn't it a little awkward that transmen are being judged on "realness"? I hope it's for the realness of the character they portray, and not "realness" in terms of gender, which seems to be the way it's typically used in drag balls. Like, it's one thing if you're a drag king and are imitating a man, but if you're actually trans and identify as a man, then aren't you already real, period? There's something a little cruel about that.

geek4grammar's picture

it's not just you

...when I was 20, I could stay out till 3am and still arrive at my 6am babysitting job all fresh and dewy. now...not a freakin' chance in hell! but it's cool, I have paid vacation time now, so I can enjoy real time off when I need it...and not have to worry about 6am babysitting to make ends meet Smile

We're all born naked. The rest is drag.
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)

chelilektra's picture

I'd just like to take a moment to publicly weep...

This event looks absolutely amazing. Why am I stuck in Los Angeles?

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"Bitch, what you don't know about me is that I can just about fit in the Grand fucking Canyon. Did you know that I always wanted to be a dancer in Vegas?" Silent Bob

Julia Watson's picture

That puts you an' me in the

That puts you an' me in the same boat, Chel. I'm so bummed to have missed this one.

chelilektra's picture

I know right...

You can import a queer, but Southern California will never have Murray Hill & sexy butches at every coffee shop. Damn it! NYC.

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"Bitch, what you don't know about me is that I can just about fit in the Grand fucking Canyon. Did you know that I always wanted to be a dancer in Vegas?" Silent Bob

Julia Watson's picture

Yeah, I'm a Socal Girl at

Yeah, I'm a Socal Girl at heart, but we are so sorely lacking in the queer culture department. Unless, of course, you like beer pong at the Dinah.

chelilektra's picture

Ugh

I just felt physically ill.

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"Bitch, what you don't know about me is that I can just about fit in the Grand fucking Canyon. Did you know that I always wanted to be a dancer in Vegas?" Silent Bob

minniesota's picture

Realness

For real, it tickles me that REALNESS is one of the judging categories. That wouldn't work for a straight pageant.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

slvbod's picture

You're right

Well maybe, because I'm french, I did not use real in a right sense. What I wanted to say is that I feel less in projects, and more in life. For sure, realness does not have any sense more that my realness, which is not yours. But judgement was not in my mind

slvbod's picture

after 40

Not just you, it was the same for me.

But after 40, I started to need less hours of sleep. It makes a sort of balance. And the very nice thing that also happened to me after 40 is to realize that I would not be trying anymore, but doing things, living life for real. So, if I think that an event would be great to go, I go and no matter about Monday morning. Time is running, and every hour is ours.

Steph's picture

I keep forgetting (denying?)

I keep forgetting (denying?) that I turned 40 a couple of months back!  It's interesting what you say - I am currently in the process of moving house whilst working really long hours - a few years back I wouldn't have coped very well but now I just seem to be taking it all in my stride....

geek4grammar's picture

hellz YEAH

I KNOW! I was totally planning to go to this, but then I realized it's A) a sunday night, and B) that there will be over 300 people there; and the knitting factory ain't large. and I concluded...that my 20's are over, which apparently actually does mean something.

but I hope all the young whippersnappers who don't need sleep to function on monday will have fun Wink

We're all born naked. The rest is drag.
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)

Not2Taem's picture

????

You're there, and you're not going? Three hundred or three thousand, its a close community. Just put your arms around the folks on either side and enjoy the show. Then get some young thing to drive you home, so you don't fall asleep at the wheel, of course. As for the morning after, that's what coffee is for.

geek4grammar's picture

it's not about getting home...

we have subways here, so driving isn't an issue-- I just can't get up in the morning on 3 hours of sleep anymore. I know, it's a little lame, but I know myself and I'm not up for this kinda thing on a weeknight any more. plus, this is NYC, so I know there'll be some other fun queer event soon...so, yeah, for what it's worth. Coffee does nothing for me but give me heartburn. 

We're all born naked. The rest is drag.
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)

Steph's picture

It is a sad fact of life but

It is a sad fact of life but after 30 you start counting how many hours sleep you are going to get before you commit to a night out.....or is that just me?