Kinky Boots – Review

It’s hard being a woman in a man’s world, but it’s even harder being a man dressed as a woman in a man’s world.  Transvestites face an array of difficulties in life; getting stereotyped as Norman Bates serial killers, or being portrayed as predatory tricksters like in The Crying Game, and being the butt of the joke in endless drag comedies.   The new musical Kinky Boots starts off with a few gags based around “Hey it’s a fellow dressed like a lady”, but it ends up delving deeply into themes of self identity, acceptance of people who are different, and overcoming unresolved childhood issues.  And it does so while looking faaabulous! Continue Reading


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Playwright/ Video Game Journalist/ Theatre Critic/ Actor New York City ·
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