I have always been ambivalent to Justin Timberlake ever since I was a little femme. I thought he was doomed to be overshadowed by the success of the females his entire life. However, he has taken that misandrist twist of fate to a whole another level last weekend when he collaborated on a short “funny” film depicting a trans woman (she may or may not be trans, it’s really irrelevant) on Saturday Night Life— a show that I have watched only once and thanked to my gods that I am not American and will never have to align myself with American (i guess?) humor. I could not believe my eyes— in what world is that a funny clip? I think the textbook trans-misogynist nature of the film is only a symptom to the fact that cis straight men, i.e. Justin Timberlake, cannot sustain their desire towards trans femmes anymore.
Last year FHM named Andrej Pejic the prettiest woman in the world and called Andrej a “thing”. (Pff) And then there is that Hangover movie with Yasmin Lee (who is one gorgeous t-sister by the way) who I think tops one of dudes and makes a Bangkok joke? All these instances are not funny by any standard unless you are a craigslist dementor that just cannot get enough of t4m ads, secretly jacking off through a trans-misogynist vacuum. They all tell us something and it is not just an issue of trans-misogyny, but an issue of owning up to one’s desire.
Justin Timberlake, and all the trans-oriented men out there: It is okay you are burning with desire to find solace in a trans woman.
It is very, surely okay. The majority of the world population desires trans femmes anyways but they do this in such a FUCKED way that it not only pisses me off, it makes me sad. It makes me sad that trans femmes are always subjugated to be narrated from that disgusting cis and masculinist gaze, a gaze that has been tolerated for far too long. It is time to tell these men that we see right through their shit. They are not kidding anyone. They really aren’t. Especially not femmes like us. Ha.