New York city ran out of tuxedos when Cris and Meg performed at Carnegie Hall in the 1970s. It was a great celebration back then (as it would be now if they had a re-union). Remember Ellen had not come out of the closet, nor had the following: Rosie, Jane Lynch, Melissa, Portia, kd lang -to mention just a few.
In Boston, I did have the pleasure of seeing women dressed this way when Lily Tomlin was performing her one-woman show. “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.” I could not believe how wonderful these lesbians looked. They took my breath away.
Back in Toronto, I bought my own tux and had great fun picking out various bow-ties. At MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) in Toronto I loved to wear my tux to services. I remember being at a ‘straight’ concert and overhearing a straight woman say about me, “My, I never thought about wearing a tux – she looks great.” (And I did!). If you feel good – you look good.
There are incredible and notable women who have worn a tux. Here is Madonna sporting a Marlene Deitrich look.
I’d show you a picture of me wearing my tux, but my spouse Trish does not want my blog over-run with requests for a copy (LOL) I’m just kidding…well? Paula (ha. ha. ha)