It seems that everyone in the West, or at least the U.S., is talking about this Olympic gold medalist named Bruce Jenner‘s decision to start dressing like a woman. He wants everyone to call him Caitlyn, but in China, he’s called a 人妖 (rényāo). C’mon, with 5,000 years of history, the Chinese have seen it all. In fact, almost 2,000 years ago, during the Six Dynasties period, they even had a guy dressed as a woman playing the role of a wife battered by her drunken husband in a Chinese opera. Domestic violence? Been there, done that, too. The opera is called “The Dancing Singing Woman” (踏謡娘). If they had television back then, it probably would have been a reality TV show.
Want to see Bruce Jenner aka “Caitlyn” in “Wok In Progress?” Hook us up! In the pilot episode, due to sheer fail, Melvin and Larry miss the chance to bunk up with a couple of 人妖. They should have used the Rosetta Wok. However, in future episodes, Melvin and Larry will have the opportunity to meet local 人妖.