Who are these Very Sissy Men?

Throughout the history of motion pictures and television, and continuing to this day, there is a certain type of man who is neither the strong man nor the everyman, but the type of man for whom the sight of a pretty woman brings to mind the thought; “Where’d she get those shoes?” This man is the Sissy Man. No more is he assigned to the land of supporting players as the best friend or unctuous authority figure, in this blog, he is put up front and center where he belongs. You will see a number at the bottom of every Very Sissy Man. This is our very own “Sissy scale.” We rate the selected “Sissies,” from zero to ten. (Zero being John Wayne, a Sissy Man only because he walked sprightly in his spurs; and ten being a man who undoubtedly continues to live the life of a sissy long after the camera has stopped rolling-- think Liberace.) In addition to the Sissy rating, each entry contains a brief, humorous biography, along with a picture that conveys the very essence of the actor’s sissiness. Enjoy!

Sir Evelyn De La Fontaine, Esq.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Very Sissy Man: "Norman Bates"

“Norman Bates”
from the movie Psycho (1960)
played by Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 - Sept. 12, 1992)

                  Was there ever another Mama’s Boy like Norman Bates? Just a shy, nervous young man with a sweet tooth for candy corn, running an out-of-the-way motel. Then sexy blonde Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) shows up, and Norman feels a little, um... confused. Under the watchful eyes of all of those birds (which he stuffed himself; it’s a hobby), he plays Peeping Tom (another hobby). But there’s Mother up at the house. Norman has a talk with her and thinks Mother is just a tiny bit jealous. So, that leaves only one thing he can do: Hide Mother’s corpse in the cellar, dress in her clothes, stab the naked blonde to death with a kitchen knife, then blame it all on Mom!
         Well, we all go a little crazy sometimes.


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