What the shit is this fuck?

Posted: January 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Work It?

So, let a bitch get this straight.  In 2012, we’re still doing the “hurhur men dressed like women for contrived reason is funny” shtick?  Matt Penfold sums up my feelings about it pretty solidly:

I have indeed now become a maniac over a dumb, basement-level sitcom, but I told you at the top of this thing that this show wasn’t just terrible, it was hazardous. I know that some of you out there will want to check this show out in a sort of “it sounds so bad it might be good” way, but let me be clear: This show is so bad it will suck the love out of your heart.

He does a pretty bang up job of tearing this piece of shit with lipstick apart, but damn.  I saw ads for this on the rare times the TV’s on (and not running a game or Netflix) and swore it was a joke or a horrible SNL skit (during weekday evenings, but my brain was willing to buy anything to keep from leaking out of my ears).  Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of damn near all things drag (queens, kings and everything in between) and comedy performances of actual decent variety shows, but this just goes beyond the pale by being shamefully, offensively BAD.

Yeah, it’s horrid comedy.  It’s like the writers thought that hey, even though we’re in a time in society where transgendered folks are being more outspoken and demanding their right to exist without being some kind of joke, let’s throw two dudes in a dress – and then they’re instantly accepted as women.  Not just as women, but as smart capable women, maybe smarter than the ciswomen in the show because look how these clever men bunked the “system”.  Ask a transgendered woman just how easy it is to take the affect of how a woman walks and carries herself, how her voice would sound, because instead of doing it for a job like those two chuckleheads in the show, this is for the rest of their lives.

Gah, I could rant more about it, but a) I’m fucking tired and b) I fear putting my foot in my mouth when it comes to speaking about trans issues, when I honestly desire to be an ally – and shit like “Work It” should offend anyone who sees themselves as an “ally”.

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