This chick with a dick is exhausted

By , December 11, 2010 6:25 pm
A baby chicken with a penis

This image makes me uncomfortable...

Last night, I was in the audience for a show some friends of mine put on. The show was lots of fun, very funny, well acted, used the small stage and minimal props to great effect, and had a “chicks with dicks” insult slipped in about three quarters of the way through the show.

The show was parodying a lot of Shakespeare, which is inherently rife with characters crossdressing. I don’t have a problem with that, even if I don’t love the “humor” that automatically arises from a man in women’s clothing. But I acknowledge both the historical place of such jokes, and their continued effectiveness today, and I realize I can’t make every little gendered thing into a battle.

But one of the actors, I’ll say Al, was in drag and supposedly kissing another actor’s (actual) girlfriend. The other actor, we’ll say Bob, was chasing Al around, slinging insults. One of which was something along the lines of “Well, if she has a thing for chicks with dicks then she can have you!”

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