Daily Mail – With her long blonde locks, curvaceous figure and elfin features, 40-something Sherry is a woman few men would turn down. But there’s a catch. Sherry isn’t really a woman at all. Instead, she’s a retired property developer from California named Robert. Robert is one of a growing number of men for whom time off means time spent dressed in an elaborate body suit, complete with breasts and a vagina, designed to make them look like the glamorous women they are not. Unlike transgender people, ‘maskers’, or ‘rubber dollers’ as they’re also known, do not feel born in the wrong body. For them, dressing up as a member of the opposite sex is a simply a way to have fun. ‘They’re not freaky people, they’re not weird, they’re just like you and me,’ explains Barbie Ramos, the owner of Femskin, a company that makes the $850 (approximately £518) custom-made silicone outfits worn by maskers. ‘They’re just like what they call “vanilla people” – that’s you and me – except for at night or on special occasions, they like to put on a mask. Why not?’ Her son Adam, who also works at Femskin, adds: ‘I don’t think it would be fair to call them gay or even attracted to other men.’ ‘It’s about fun. A lot of men have fun by pretending to be women. Not all of them even want to be hot. Some want to be nasty hags.’ Unlike transgender people, ‘maskers’ do not feel born in the wrong body – it’s just their way of having fun. One masker who has no interest in being a nasty hag is Robert, who following a painful divorce, has spent the last 12 years dressing up as Sherry. But while many of the maskers who appear in new Channel 4 documentary, Secrets of the Living Dolls, say it’s all about having fun; for 70-year-old Robert, matters don’t appear quite so simple. ‘That’s why I do this,’ he breathes as he pouts at his reflection in the bathroom mirror, ‘because I think I look amazing. ‘I just can’t believe that’s a 70-year-old man in the mirror and that’s why I do this,’ he continues. ‘If I saw a 70-year-old man in the mirror I would quit this tomorrow. ‘
Absolute. Fucking. Nightmare. Fuel. Some of the scariest shit I’ve seen in a long, long time. And listen we’ve all got our weird preferences and fetishes and shit, but you can suck my real life flesh dick with all this “they’re not freaky people, they’re not weird, they’re just like you and me.” “Just simply a way to have fun.” Get out of my goddam face. This is only one step below Buffalo Bill wearing skin suits and tucking his cock back in front of the mirror. It may just be “fun” to these maniacs but I’d be willing to bet they have just as much “fun” kidnapping women and leaving them in the bottom of a well.
PS – Feitelberg is like one step away from this sort of behavior. Dude was so proud of how sexy he thought he was as a chick