May 26, 2012
I first saw the Ladyboy show in Koh Tao (Thailand) back in 2008. It was such a fun show that when I returned to Koh Tao in May 2012, I had to see them perform again. This time, I was able to learn more about these fascinating performers by getting permission to shoot footage backstage for my “Follow Your Fetish” series. Watch for the “Heart of A Ladyboy” documentary video to be posted in summer 2012!
Even more amazing, the Ladyboys indulged me when I asked to perform one song with them. Thus, I memorized the lyrics for one of their lip sync act whereas they did my makeup and lent me a costume. With no chance to rehearse nor learn their choreography, I improvised on stage while dancing precariously in high heels that were too big. Thankfully, it worked out and my brief ladyboy career was a success! It was particularly funny to see people so impressed with how “lady-like” I was… And whenever I was backstage, I had nostalgic flashbacks of my burlesque days with all the feathers, glitter and girls!
Thanks to Patrick Riley for videotaping, Ramona for doing my makeup, Bambam for lending me an outfit and Big Mama for allowing me to jump into your talented lineup! I love the Ladyboys of Koh Tao!!