Watch Me Entertain Myself!

Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Monday, June 02, 2008

Don’t Cha Wish…

…these girl friends were replaced by hot hunks?

Saturday evening in Bed: it was a night sponsored by some alcho-pop brand. Because it has several flavor variants, they decided to introduce the variants via a dance number featuring performances by individuals representing each variant. Unfortunately these individuals were all girls—as in, anatomically correct females since birth. And they each performed sexy dances in front of a crowd of gay men. So while there were cheers and whistles (one girl did impressive splits and shook her tush with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale), I for one had a bemused and slightly shocked expression on my face. Why real girls? Why not hire impersonators? Better yet, why didn’t they hire sexy men? What was the brand manager thinking? Was he on drugs? Was he drunk on his own product?

Towards the end of their act, the girls brought out chairs and lined them up onstage. Then they proceeded to bump and grind and shoot supposedly seductive looks into the audience. At one point they were all seated, looking like they were in a classroom. Sorry girls, but this class is dismissed.

7 comments:

Mugen said...

Fortunately I was in Government that night. I was with Danton Remoto, showing him the sights and sights of the place.

Vince said...

I'd like to see *you* one-up this brand manager with a sexy show. :-)

John Halcyon von Rothschild said...

Hahahahaha! I think they'd have a better chance arousing eunuchs. Maybe they were trying to turn patrons straight?

Baklang AJ said...

kung nandon lang ako malamang eh may isang gelay na naagawan ng chair. lolz

Quentin X said...

I am wondering as to the number of eyeballs rolling and eyebrows raised.

Peter Penducker said...

it's a funny and queer reality that many amongst us don't really fully understand and know the urban gay pinoy. i won't be surprised that the ones hooting during the female dancers' gyrations were still looking at themselves as quasi-straight guys (or conveniently termed as bisexuals) who just happened to find themselves "innocently" in a gay establishment.

amen.

joelmcvie said...

@PETER: Could be. Or they may be hooting out of humorous envy, as in, "Shet, don't I wish I was a girl as fun as she!" LOL =)