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December 3, 2007 9:31 PM   Subscribe

Transgendered women in lingerie made from taxidermied rats. NSFW unless John Waters is your boss.Via Ectomo, natch.
posted by chinese_fashion (55 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's a Trap!
posted by wfrgms at 9:32 PM on December 3, 2007


That's... something.
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:39 PM on December 3, 2007


erm... okay
posted by Julnyes at 9:41 PM on December 3, 2007


Rattatranny
posted by isopraxis at 9:43 PM on December 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Looks like a normal friday night to me.
posted by nola at 9:51 PM on December 3, 2007


I had to click through because I couldn't imagine from your description what this would look like. Now I have seen it. And it was exactly as you described!
posted by tellurian at 10:01 PM on December 3, 2007


This post is what this post said this post was.
posted by regicide is good for you at 10:03 PM on December 3, 2007 [8 favorites]


Zappadan
sound radio
posted by hortense at 10:14 PM on December 3, 2007


Has Project Runway started again?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:24 PM on December 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


Transgendered women in lingerie made from taxidermied rats.

And here I was, wondering what could be even more sexy than taxidermied rats.
posted by kosem at 10:30 PM on December 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Completely awesome in every respect.
posted by Wolof at 10:34 PM on December 3, 2007


I think I summarize everyone's reaction when I say "uhh..."

You definitely wind the Strange Post Award of the day.
posted by switchsonic at 10:52 PM on December 3, 2007


I know I'm going to regret asking, but...

What is that rat-doily thing in the LRH corner of the first pic supposed to be? I mean, cute and all, but the only pictures of it in use I could find (about 3/4 down the page) left me more than a little confused...
posted by Pinback at 10:58 PM on December 3, 2007


Ah... read the text, fool. It's a handkerchief. Thank god...
posted by Pinback at 11:00 PM on December 3, 2007


As advertised!
posted by louche mustachio at 11:18 PM on December 3, 2007


Huh!
posted by Secretariat at 11:18 PM on December 3, 2007


Somehow I read that as, the entire woman was made out of taxidermied rats. This was a little less disturbing. Only a little.
posted by Skwirl at 11:19 PM on December 3, 2007 [3 favorites]


well. that's pretty groce.
posted by exlotuseater at 11:28 PM on December 3, 2007


Truly best of the web!
posted by sfts2 at 11:42 PM on December 3, 2007


I'm not sure how I feel about this. Is this empowering or exploitative?
posted by cytherea at 12:09 AM on December 4, 2007


That's amazing. Thank you, chinese_fashion!
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:14 AM on December 4, 2007


I'm not sure how I feel about this. Is this empowering or exploitative?

Can we have a new word that combines both?
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 12:36 AM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Daddy, I want a squirrel. I want a real squirrel like th eone in tose pictures.
posted by Wonderwoman at 12:52 AM on December 4, 2007



This post is what this post said this post was.


You weren't all expecting real dolls made from real animals?
posted by Citizen Premier at 12:53 AM on December 4, 2007


I'm not sure how I feel about this. Is this empowering or exploitative?

Can we have a new word that combines both?


Explowering?
Emploitative?

And, like Skwirl, I thought the women themselves would be made out of rats. Which is why I clicked the link. I'm somewhat disappointed. I'm also starting seriously doubt my own sanity and what the internet has done to it.
posted by slimepuppy at 1:11 AM on December 4, 2007 [3 favorites]


Whatever. Monday night's pretty much stuffed-ferret-in-the-ass night at the Chasing household.
posted by chasing at 1:16 AM on December 4, 2007


Ah, the Internet.
posted by chillmost at 1:23 AM on December 4, 2007


what the...

What sort of creative process does one go through to come up with an idea like THAT?!
posted by divabat at 1:54 AM on December 4, 2007


Dead rat lingerie is not sexy. Live rat lingerie is the way.
posted by srboisvert at 1:55 AM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


posted by divabat What sort of creative process does one go through to come up with an idea like THAT?!

Which idea? Dressing up as a woman, making lingerie from rats, or dressing up as a woman in lingerie made from rats?
posted by fandango_matt at 2:13 AM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


These are the moments when I mourn the loss of the ironic usage of "I'd hit it."
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:30 AM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Which idea? Dressing up as a woman, making lingerie from rats, or dressing up as a woman in lingerie made from rats?

Or taking pictures of the act of dressing up as a woman in lingerie made from rats.
posted by arianell at 2:42 AM on December 4, 2007


Those models made little, or in fact no, attempt to keep their cocks inside the rat-fur. Most unprofessional.
posted by Abiezer at 2:52 AM on December 4, 2007


This disturbs me, AND my rats, on nearly every conceivable level.
posted by perilous at 3:47 AM on December 4, 2007


I rather think that Chanel will be after these people for using their logo on that rat-head thong. Though personally, I think if these were genuine Chanel it would actually make the brand cooler than it has been since Lagerfeld first took over as artistic director.

I mean, doesn't every hot young debutante need some rat head lingerie for her 'coming out' party?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:54 AM on December 4, 2007


I'd hit it, ironically.
posted by stavrogin at 4:16 AM on December 4, 2007


Frank Zappa?
posted by geos at 5:12 AM on December 4, 2007


Geos -- it just sounds like the name of a Zappa album.
posted by chinese_fashion at 5:25 AM on December 4, 2007


The heads.... there are rat heads....
posted by bassjump at 6:03 AM on December 4, 2007


so is the idea here transgender operations = taxidermy or?
posted by es_de_bah at 6:14 AM on December 4, 2007


Me, I'd rather have underwear made of rats than a razor made of weasels.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:17 AM on December 4, 2007


I thought the women themselves would be made out of rats

Ex-wife joke in 3...2...1....
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:33 AM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


It would be great if one of these garments showed up here.
posted by exogenous at 8:02 AM on December 4, 2007


That bra is actually brilliant in design. So simple and, dare I say it, strangely elegant.
posted by piratebowling at 8:05 AM on December 4, 2007


Incredible photos! The beauty shines through despite, and because of the sleazy, backalley feel they have.
posted by Drexen at 8:08 AM on December 4, 2007


christ on a donut, I never thought of wearing dead rat heads on my underwear before.
posted by misha at 8:12 AM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Huh. Bear Day Afternoon wan't nearly as well received. Is it the crafts angle?
posted by ryanrs at 11:21 AM on December 4, 2007


I can't believe no one else has mentioned that these rats are fake Chanel! Clearly, this is a parody of the dominant haute couture paradigm in which the quest to be "cutting edge" involves fake women and obscene clothing.

I mean. Look at those gold logos! So tacky!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:16 PM on December 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


File this under the 1000's of things I would have never have had the pleasure of seeing without the glorious intarwebs.
posted by photoslob at 1:55 PM on December 4, 2007


I actually appreciate the bald honesty of keeping the heads on the rats, as opposed to the disingenuous act of wearing headless fur, like "Well, this soft, warm fur was just lying about, and we thought rather than wasting it, we'd create some lovely garments. No harm in that, is there?"

That said, I'd prefer these beautiful ladies in more traditional lingerie. Rat heads just ain't my aesthetic.
posted by notashroom at 2:45 PM on December 4, 2007


Is this empowering or exploitative?

Is 'just plain weird' an option? (not the transgender part, just the rat thing. Whoever put this together must get all agitated when Ben or Willard come on cable.
posted by jonmc at 4:25 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


I can't believe no one else has mentioned that these rats are fake Chanel!

Ahem.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:46 PM on December 4, 2007


Somehow I read that as, the entire woman was made out of taxidermied rats.

I'm really glad I'm not the only one who read it this way.

Also: empowxloitative! And there are so many situations where that word would be useful
posted by moss at 5:02 PM on December 4, 2007


You know, I just saw the title when I was on campus today, and I guess I misinterpreted it until I just clicked through. I thought the transgendered women themselves were made of taxidermied rats. I was really curious to see how they managed to pull that one off. This is still OK though.
posted by papakwanz at 9:10 PM on December 4, 2007


Oh, woops. Duh, I'm stupid. Probably should read through the thread first.
posted by papakwanz at 9:11 PM on December 4, 2007


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