See Her Like I Do/To Russia With Love
The story in my original piece is as follows:
A most dapper gentleman enters to Al Bowlly’s “You’re Driving Me Crazy”, giving aaaall the ladies smiles and winks, kissing hands, giving a flower to a most gorgeous one… When suddenly he notices the little suitcase and the music changes to Cabaret’s “If You Could See Her Like I Do”. S/he transforms into a woman, discarding the bulge s/he was hiding in the pants, getting rid of the breast-binding (only to reveal covered nipples and a mostly sex-less body), adding fake breasts and a wig, loving her/himself deeply through the process, leaving stage as a woman.
Please see her as I do.
For this occasion I altered it somewhat, since the theme was Winter Russia, and I found that it was important to show that I take a stand in relation to the atrocities in Russia when it comes to gay rights and equality. So I spiced up the end a bit…
my favourite part of shakespeare plays is the person at the end that is like “see how these people fucked everything up. don’t do this. look at this fuckery. look at it. fuck this. fuck everything.”
Skinhead Hamlet captures the essence…
HAMLET: Oi! Horatio!
HAMLET: I’m fucked. The rest is fucking silence.
HORATIO: Fuck: that was no ordinary wanker, you know.