Did Right Wing Senator Wear Heels?

Jesse Helms’ Deep, Drag Secret?


Oh, Lord! Did uber-conservative Republican Jesse Helms like to dress as a woman? “Yes,” according to a Massachusetts-based make-up artist who phoned into homo-journo Michelangelo Signorile’s radio show.

The story goes like this: the caller, known only as “Brian,” put an add in the paper to film a “video instruction” for straight men looking to learn how to dress like women, one of the men who replied was a creepy Southern man who looked vaguely familiar. “Brian” did the deed, video taped it so the man could watch it at home and received $300 for the pancaked pleasure. It wasn’t until the next day, after reading an article about how North Carolinian Senator Jesse Helms had been visiting Massachusetts – and staying at the same hotel where the make-over went down! – that “Brian” recognized his client.

He goes on to explain that he never came forward for fear of being mistaken for a hooker and other nebulous “repercussions,” nor does he expect anyone to believe him. But it did happen, he says. True or not, Signorile’s bewilderment’s worth the watch. Pay particular attention to his reaction around the 1:30 mark. He’s not sure whether to jump up in glee or call “bullshit.”

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9 Comments

  • DairyQueen

    Oh please! Who cares about this dead bigot. I am just glad he’s gone. This caller was afraid of being called a hooker for putting make -up on a str8 man? Oh come on. This is BS.

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    Gee, another right-wing Republican into Drag. What a Shocker! Maybe they can do a Les Girls revue at the American Family Association…or a film called La Cage Aux Voter(s) who don’t vote for Republicanistas.

  • Bob

    Dame Edna?

  • Kate

    Bob: Damn Edna.

  • Kate

    Incidentally, I would like to see more inter-racial dating spam appear on stories pertaining to Jesse Helms. I know he’s dead, but I’d like to think it still pisses him off.

  • Tweety

    It’s “ad,” short for “advertisement,” not “add.”

  • Adrien Rose

    So Jesse Helms was Aunt Ruth all this time “roll eyes”. I’m sorry but I prefer to keep my skepticism when it comes to this alleged rumour, but, let’s be real, isn’t it annoying this trend of homophobic public figures being revealed as gay or transgender themselves ? It just adds to the myth that all gay men are self-hating and as a result, bigots, when that is far from the truth. What’s next ? Jerry Falwell had a secret stash of “The Golden Girls” DVDs in the attic ?

  • marcus

    Not all gay men are self hating bigots, but those who spend their lives fighting against gay rights, speaking out against homosexuality usually are self hating homosexuals. But I never
    heard that myth that “all gay men are self hating and as as result,
    bigots” Your comment makes no sense.

  • Bob R

    I’ll bet J. Edgar Hoover knew about Jesse. I’ll even be willing to wager they exchanged frocks.

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