Thursday, 24 March 2011

It's like playing Whack-a-mole

Geraldine McQueen (Peter Kay), as visualised by cows.
    Crass portrayals of trans people by unfunny comedians just keep popping up, don't they. I mean, you can't have a go at the black people any more, gays are off-limits, the South Africans aren't racist these days so who else is left for them to raise cheap laughs with but the trannies? I mean, give them a break! Otherwise they'd have to come up with some jokes and we can't expect that, after all they are only comedians.
     Just when you thought you were safe from Little Britain, along comes Peter Kay with his portrayal of a transsexual pop singer, Geraldine McQueen. I really wanted to believe that maybe, just maybe, this time it would be different, but no, it's one big tranny joke. Har bloody har. Fortunately I already have my review picture from earlier in the year.
    But of course, it's OK, after all it's all for charity, and that makes anything OK, doesn't it. Stick a red nose on something and it stops being at the expense of a vulnerable minority, right?


  1. There's been worse, a recent SNL sketch for example. The more I see of kay's recent work the more I believe Dave Spikey wrote the funny bits on Phoenix Nights

  2. Christ. On. A. Flaming. Bike. I thought it was finally time to watch this, so I did. Your photo hardly does him justice, but then the whole damn show is a bit nightmareish, isn't it?

  3. Sorry, I got too bored to watch enough to be upset and had to turn it off. I'll go with your photo...


  4. I appreciate that this is by no means the worst such example. Crap, isn't it. I guess one kinda expects more from UK broadcasters.

    I wouldn't describe myself as upset, more annoyed and disappointed. They can do better than this.

  5. Perhaps what is needed here is a transsexual comedian (comediene)who is prepared to go on stage/tv to poke fun at specific comedians! Now that would be novel don't you think?

    Shirley Anne xxx

  6. Ah yes! The steaming pile! That great international symbol for B-ll S---T

    I love your complete lack of fear, for telling it like it is, Jenny!

    Melissa XX

  7. I'm sure it'll only be a matter of time before a trans man or woman makes it to our comedy screens. I just hope I find their brand of comedy funny, I'd hate to feel compelled to watch someone I didn't like.

    Thanks Melissa! Should I be afraid? Telling it like it is has at times got me into hot water within our own community, it's true.