Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Reads Josh Gate’s Take on Transvestites.

Nobody Reads

I was reading in a book yesterday called Destination Truth, which is based on the Sci-Fi series of the same name. Basically, it’s a funny book written by the star of the show, a rather handsome man called John Gates. The show is all about hunting for ‘monsters’, like Big Foot. Josh gates

Let me say right up front: I’ve never seen the show. But there is a philosophy that Josh has that can be used in all of life:

“The true secret in seeking the unknown is in the looking, not the finding. The journey is what matters.”

Which is what you tell yourself when you can’t find Bigfoot or what Hillary is finally going to say about why nobody can find her lost emails.

Josh says some man in Malaysia told him this, who I am sure did NOT check out Snopes first, for those of you who are concerned. 🙂

Here’s what Josh said that got me to thinking___(page 41) gay four

“The night ends at a strange little bar down by the docks. We throw back more than a few drinks and reminisce about our misadventure into the jungle. I spin around on my stool to catch sight of one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever laid eyes on. She’s alone at a corner table. I may be in love. Gupta sidles up beside me at the bar and leans into my ear. “Josh, That’s a man.”

My introduction into the pervasive “ladyboy” culture is a harsh one,. Incidentally, there’s a bit of rock-solid travel advice: when getting hammered in a bar in Southeast Asia, make sure to kick the tires a little before you drive off the lot. As we spill out of the bar, I’m still in disbelief about the transvestite, but at least Gupta has finally earned his paycheck.”

I had to laugh, because even though I’m a woman, MY first encounter with a ‘transvestite’ was when I had just turned 18. My brother and I went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and I remember seeing the most beautiful woman I have EVER seen in my life, walking down the street in a full sequence red dress, and she looked like Diana Ross. Only BETTER> I had no idea such beauty could even exist in a human.

But…I was told, she was a man by my ‘boyfriend’ Rod, who played bass in Al Hirt’s band, who knew just about everything in New Orleans.

How could this be possible, was my first thought? How could a MAN, look more beautiful, than the most beautiful woman? Later on, I was sitting in a bar, waiting for one of the parades to start, and evidently I was in a gay bar. And then I noticed, some gays LOVED women. Some gays HATED women, some gays looked like the most macho men on the planet…there wasn’t just one kind of gay, or ONE kind of transvestite.

Who knew?

Not long after that, I remember going to the burlesque show in East St. Louis one night, when I was much older.  After hours band member’s, being night owls, would sometimes go across the river. In other words, you cross over the Mississippi from St. Louis into Illinois and you were right there to the late night strip bars. One mile further, and you were in East St. Louis.

In other words, a girl like me had to be real careful not to get too drunk, and make a wrong turn.

Around the strip bars there were the gay bars, where the gays would put on big Vegas-style shows.  My curiously overwhelmed me finally one night. It was in the 1970s, and I just wanted to see the shows.

Being an entertainer myself at the time— makeup and costumes, were just as much part of the job as being a singer or musician. These ‘women’ were astounding. How can a man master the art of makeup and costume so well, that he can actually outdo the woman in beauty in every aspect? Not all of them, of course, but some of them were like Josh says…They left you in sheer disbelief.

To this day, I have never seen a woman as beautiful as that transvestite in New Orleans.  Of course, I was lucky not have been a man when I saw her..uh..him, and I wonder how many drunk men have made the mistake of not kicking the tires and what happened when they found out?

By the way Josh, how do you actually “kick the tires” in a bar?

Nobody Wonders. Where exactly ARE the tires? How many tires are there? Okay. I’m still naive. 

Anybody have any theories on this?

Is a man so superior to a woman, he can be more beautiful if he so chooses? (And leave Bruce Jenner out of this, he has professional help.) 

I’m not sure I even want to think about it. But Josh, made me wonder.


August 16, 2015 - Posted by | gays, Uncategorized | ,


  1. snopes 😉


    Comment by Daniel O'Brien (@DanielObrien42) | August 16, 2015 | Reply

    • Ha ha ha ha! I forgot that scene! Yes…funny! I asked my husband and he says look for the Adams’ apple. Thanks for that good laugh Daniel. 🙂


      Comment by Joyanna Adams | August 17, 2015 | Reply

  2. Here’s a theory:


    Comment by snopercod | August 16, 2015 | Reply

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