Russel Brand Wearing Women's Lingerie Video
Brits will have known who Russel Brand was for some time now, and even Americans are catching on after his somewhat unfortunately lackluster MVA performances which have been thus far spiked with occasional flashes of brilliance, such as this gem which slipped from his lips at the most recent MVA debacle: “English people are a bit different from you. Instead of truck we say lorry, instead of elevator we say lift and instead of letting people die in the street we have FREE HEALTH CARE!”
This made him a crowd pleaser for all of five seconds before he crudely announced his intention to bed Lady Gaga and once again the audience returned to doing their best impressions of being serious descendants of prudish Calvanists. It never ceases to amaze me how a group of people known almost exclusively for their decadence and willingness to do anything on camera for a buck can muster together blank disapproval when their own natures are reflected back at them. Sure, the exciting new artist of the year made a video in which she was nude, but a joke about a strategic hole in Katy Perry's stockings, that's going too far. If you didn't watch the beginning of the 2009 MVA's then none of that would have made any sense to you and I apologize sincerely.
However, even if you have no interest in Russel Brand as a person or a persona, if you have an interest in men who wear lingerie, this clip will be relevant.
Russel's ensemble appears to be largely animal print based. Leopard skin I'd say, on a satin fabric. The red highlights are a nice touch, as is the strappy suspender belt which holds those sheer stockings perfectly against his thighs as if they were made to fit. I've often marveled at how well hosiery fits men, and Russel is no exception to that rule.
What's nice about this little show is that although Russel in lingerie is clearly intended to be a spectacle, the tables are turned when he turns out to look pretty damn good in it. Even the bra fits as if it were made for him. Whilst David Walliams and Matt Lucas are intentionally grotesque parodies of femininity, Russel makes his lingerie look both masculine and hot.
Who knows, a few more male celebrities taking public turns in lingerie and the trend might just become mainstream. It's only a matter of time.