Saturday, April 01, 2006

Lady sings what?????

Time Out Chicago Magazine printed Alexandra Billings' letter to the editor. (see Out The Box, Please!) Surprisingly for a magazine this size they print only three or four letters a month. So, the fact that they printed Alex's letter is a good thing.
There were no editorial comments regarding her discomfort with the writer's characterization of her comedy. Just a heading that read....
Lady sings the blues.

Well! I don't think she was singing any blues. It should have read...

Lady tells the truth, or Lady sets us straight, or Lady takes us to the wood shed

Reviewer unfair, or Rude Reviewer or Drags all wrong.

Perhaps it could have stated simply,
This Lady is no drag

Meaning: Yes, we hear you Alexandra and you make a good point. Period.


Alex said...

I just love you so much I don't know what to do.

You know what's funny? I just got back from this reading for this possible BWay bound show in which the leading lady is Transgendered. She was written with such style and such wit, I was so proud to be a part of this.

The interest is still we'll see...

But the point is, there's going to be jerk faces everywhere. People who won't understand. People who refuse to understand. They are who they are and that's that. I did what I felt I had to do, and I'm done with it. They have to wake up the next day and look at themselves in the mirror. I'm fine.

But you know, as sure as I'm sitting here typing this, that someday, sometime down the road, they're going to come to me and ask me for something. An interview, a picture, a quote...something.

And I think you can guess what my answer will be. I won't be the one singin' the blues.

Jackie said...

Absolutely, sweetie! And you know, it's their loss. I try really hard to leave them to their ignorance, but it's so hard sometimes.

You know I'm itching to see the play. New York, New York!!!

Anonymous said...

Its a interesting but also confusing.

Jackie said...

Yes it is interesting but what are you confused about?