30% OFF Pride collection code: USAPRIDE! Free Shipping over $99

‘Silence Of The Lambs’ Actor Recalls His Research To Portray Buffalo Bill

by Jeremy Kinser February 16, 2016

LevineSome of the people there had hormones and augmented stuff, but they all had penises and they’d all get out there and lip-sync to Barbra Streisand and the latest thing. They were female impersonators and they were wonderful. I talked to a lovely, probably 5-foot-1 Hispanic boy-girl and bought him a drink. I asked, ‘Why do you do this?’ He said, ‘When I’m a dude on the street, I’m just a little Puerto Rican motherfucker. When I’m here, I’m a hot Latina mama.’ It struck me that it was about power. He was a pathetic excuse for a man on all kinds of levels. But by trying to become a woman, he gains power, and hence the moth — the larva turning into the butterfly, the whole thing blossoming — it was the same impetus as a female impersonator, but it became psychotic. It was donning the cloak of feminine power.”

Ted Levine, speaking with Rolling Stone about visiting transvestite bars to research his character Buffalo Bill in the 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs




Jeremy Kinser
Jeremy Kinser

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

Two super hot models rescue seven children from freezing cold pond in NYC

by Graham Gremore February 22, 2017

"I was in this park for a reason tonight," Jonas says. "I could’ve been anywhere right now but I was 100 yards away from kids who are drowning."

Continue Reading →

Italy’s anti-discrimination head embroiled in gay sex club scandal

by John Russell February 22, 2017

Francesco Spano is accused of funneling tens of thousands of euros to three gay sex venues.

Continue Reading →

Another candid video of Donald Trump treating Melania like crap

by Graham Gremore February 22, 2017

The footage once again shows Donald behaving like anything but a gentleman.

Continue Reading →