Trasformatore from Italy - TV Director
is your name and what is your background?
Monica Trasformatore, from Rome, Italy. As a male I am
a TV director (documentary, clips, television-shows) and
I'm single at the moment (messy private life!). As a female
I am a single dark lady (my male side is very jealous),
and a performer/video artist. I like to get alive both
of my personality faces, to get alive a radical distinction
you happy to be called a tranny and what does this name
mean to you?
I don't mind about names. But it's a good name to call
something that had no name before. A tranny is simply
someone that likes to change his appearances from male
to female. Any other preference for example: degree of
transformation, sexual preferences and style are personal
old are you and how young can you remember thinking about
or actually cross-dressing?
I'm 39, first time I cross-dressed was maybe around 9
and the models in my mind were Ltnt. Ellis of Moonbase
(UFO) and Suzi Quatro
do you buy clothes?
In Chinese stores (very cheap). Second hand stores and
tv/cd/fetish stores. In Rome I like fetish clothing, 1977-punk
clothes (from Siouxie to Deborah Harry). Trendy-suburban
leads you to choose the styles you wear?
The excitement! I wear clothes to thrill myself and the
people that look at me. And I know that if I excite myself
(by the mirror) I can excite someone else.
you have one look or many images?
Three - fetish whore; ultra-chic-punk-lady (chanelpunk);
suburban-trendy (like, in Rome we say: the "Meatstore
owner wife with the BMW" lot of jewels and fur - but trendy)
make-up and hair important to you and if so how do you
achieve your look?
It's very important! I learned from other trannies, pro-transexuals,
by tv/theatre make-up people, by books (Kevin Aucoin),
by cd-rom (your cd-rom!), etc.
what degree do you practice hair removal, and other body
I just have my body hair removed by waxing. Who knows
that you dress? Most of my friends, most of my ex-girlfriends,
some of the people I work with. They know because I told
them and (more or less) it's ok with them. Obviously most
of the problems came with girlfriends.
often do you dress and if you go out where to?
It depends. Sometimes I don't dress for one year and then
every week. Normally I go to tv/ts/gay friendly places.
Sometimes alone or sometimes with friends. I had only
one girlfriend with who I used to go out en femme but
you know it's hard because... (see next answer).
much of a sexual turn on is trannying for you?
There's a lot of sexual connotations in cross-dressing.
Some obvious and some not. I think preferences come in
spurts! When I'm dressed I'm totally free. Dressing is
a way to listen to your inner self, but your inner self
is not every time correct.
is your definition of feminine?
Superstructure; Love; Mystery; Pain; Smoothness; Unattainable.
what degree do you feel gender dysphoric (i.e that your
brain is feminine)?
I don't know. My dysphoria changes, because my mind changes,
my relationships changes, the environment changes. And
what degree would you consider permanent hair removal,
I don't consider permanent changes, only temporary changes.
one piece of advice would you give to someone that has
just found they are not the only tranny in the world?
Welcome to the fantastic tranny multiverse!