Today’s blog post is going to be short and sweet. I had a super fun four-day weekend visiting friends and I still have to claw my way out from under everything that I put off while I was in Maryland. I’ll tell you all about my trip on Friday!
As for the video…no introductions, just watch:
Okay, did you catch what was going on there? Her stage name is Unique. Her real name is…Wade. She’s a character from Glee and is played by Alex Newell. He was one of the winners of The Glee Project (season 1).
I keep away from spoilers as much as I can, so even though I knew that Alex was going to be on the show, I had no idea what his storyline would be. When I saw this performance, I was floored. I was in shock – not because he was dressed up as a woman, but because he was absolutely incredible in this role. His talent is off the charts and I just can’t stop listening to this song – even though this episode came and went several months ago. I feel like this was such a great thing for Glee to do, and I hope it opens the eyes of some people about this sort of thing.
So, here are some questions for you: Have you ever encountered someone who cross-dresses? Have you ever been completely shocked by something that you saw – but in a good way? Did this video, or something you experienced in your life, make you reevaluate your opinion or perspective about something? I want to hear about some cool stories of acceptance in the comments!