James W. Hicks, M.D.

Sissy Bounce

In Media on July 24, 2010 at 7:34 am

New Orlean’s Gender-Bending Rap
by Jonathan Dee
NY Times Magazine
July 19, 2010

Gay or straight? Male or female? Identity or performance?

A feature article in this weekend’s magazine describes the “sissy bounce” rap scene in New Orleans, where female fans aggressively shake their butts together on the dancefloor in thrall to genetically-male, female performers, at least some of whom are raising children they have fathered. The audiences, performers, and genre all cross boundaries, calling to mind the metamorphic sexual type.

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