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Yup. Somebody went there.

And in my neck of the woods, yet.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/click/movie-1136955/reviews.php?critic=columns&sortby=default&page=1&rid=1332610

Stage Beauty, despite many merits, seems to reach the harmful conclusion that sex with Claire Danes will cure homosexuality.

*eyeroll*

As an antidote, a fascinating Guardian column by the director, Richard Eyre:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1286659,00.html

We took something too from the onnagata - the male actors in the kabuki theatre who play the female roles. Paradoxically, about the same time as men in England were banned from playing women, in Japan women were banned from performing in kabuki. The ban has never been rescinded. The onnagata justify their perpetual monopoly by saying they believe that women are too close to femininity to capture its essence - by which they mean its essence to men.

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ceridwyn2
Mar. 24th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
Fashion Weblinks
You might already be aware of these links but I thought you might be interested.

Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK): Fashion, Jewellery and Accessories

Museum of Costume (Bath, UK)

In addition the V&A Museum, under their costume exhibit, provides a series of links throughout the UK of the various museums with fashion, jewellery, shoes, & textile exhibits.

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