Queerguru reviews “Casa Susanna” the 1950s/60s/Catskills resort discreet refuge for cross-dressing men and transgender women.

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  The award-winning queer filmmaker Sebastien Lifshitz, whose day job is as a Professor at La Fémis the film and television school of PSL Research University new film CASA SUZANNA is his third documentary with transgenderism as the subject matter.  Bambi, his spell-binding story Marie-Pierre Pruvot, an Algerian, born trans woman who had a long and … Continue reading

Grayson Perry : The Vanity of Small Differences

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  Grayson Perry is a Turner Prize-winning English contemporary artist, writer, and broadcaster. He is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries[ as well as his observations of the contemporary art scene, and for dissecting British “prejudices, fashions and foibles“.  He is also one of the country’s most famous inhibited crossdressers. His new exhibition currently touring … Continue reading

The Secret Weekends at Casa Susanna

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In the early 1960’s Susanna Valenti and her wife Marie ran Casa Susanna  a popular weekend destination for cross-dressing men and transgender women. It was situated on a large private estate in the Catskills in NY in a town called Jewett where the two women also ran a wig store. Way ahead of its time Casa Susanna provided … Continue reading

The Chunta : where men have been dressing up like women for centuries

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  Queer filmmaker Genevieve Roudané debut documentary is a  fascinating study of a queer gang of gender-bending dancers fighting to exist in Chiapa de Corzo a remote small town in Mexico. To celebrate the old year ending and the New Year beginning the men dress up as women for a Fiesta night of dancing and … Continue reading

Born Risky : Grayson Perry meets E.J.

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Grayson Perry CBE RA  is a celebrated English artist who is known equally for his ceramic vases as for his cross-dressing. Winner of the prestigious Turner Prize considered the highest award for Art in the UK, Perry has become one of the most articulate forces behind the whole cross-dressing movement, even donning one of his favorite … Continue reading

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