Thursday, February 23, 2006

Felicity Huffman Gets Oscar Nod; Martin Lawrence Gets The Shaft

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Felicity Huffman is up for an Oscar for playing a transgendered man in TransAmerica, and a cross dresser in Arkansas is giving the thumbs up to her performance.

Gina Lance, who runs a transgendered website called, says Huffman deserves the Oscar for her portrayal of a pre-operative transsexual.

Still, he admits that there are some things about the role that “a woman playing a man who wants to be a woman can’t understand,” such as “the realization as a man that you’ll have to sit down on the john for the rest of your life instead of standing.”

While Lance gives high marks to Huffman, he feels another great cross dressing performance will get ignored – that of Martin Lawrence in Big Momma’s House 2.

As he puts it, “What Lawrence goes through trying to dress up like a woman is something that is very relatable to cross dressers. Plus, he does a great performance of a nasty, cranky woman.”

Sadly, Lance doesn’t think Lawrence will ever be recognized for his transcendental performances because, “The Academy never recognizes comedy.”

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