ABC News will air an interview with Bruce Jenner and they are promoting it with all the fanfare they can muster. Mr. Jenner is famous because he is the patriarch of the Kardasian family which is famous because Mr. Jenner’s predecessor was a late attorney for OJ Simpson. In short Jenner’s fame is a piggyback ride from a notorious murder, the same is true with the Kardasian clan as a whole.
But Bruce Jenner split from his wife Kris Kardasian Jenner, or whatever she calls herself. Kris is the mother of five daughters (two from Bruce, there are other male siblings and step siblings) who are making a name for themselves by having television crews follow them around in their daily lives and making a show of it.
Kim the oldest got the celebrity ball rolling by having herself taped having sex and having it released just before her reality show debut. It’s rumored that her mother Kris had a hand in it all and I believe it. In one such episode of their reality show Kris is with Kim at the Playboy mansion talking with pimp Hugh Hefner who wanted to take pictures of Kim for the magazine. Kim was told it wouldn’t be nude pictures but while talking to the pimp she was told it would have to be nude. So she objective. What followed was discussions with her mother trying to convince her to change her mind, which she did (this is a disgusting person, if you haven’t gathered already) and so Kim did the shoot. While they were there Kris decided to have pictures taken of her nude which were then published.
Now back to Bruce. Since Bruce is out of the loop his borrowed fame is now waning. His decathlon win in the 1970 something Olympics gave him high, but temporary, fame. Since then he has managed to keep himself famous for one untalented reason or another and he hit the jackpot as one of the Khardasians. That is until he got thrown out. So he’s gone.
But wait, he’s back! Why? How? Well it turns out Bruce wants be a girl or more accurately, an old lady; “Transgender” is the political term. So, wow. Really. He’s doing an interview on the thing to let us all know what’s going on in his mind. How he came about such a decision. Did he always feel this way? Was he always “trapped”? What does his family think? Are they “supportive”. Are they lending him makeup? Giving him tips on how to handle pick-up lines?
The important questions that won’t be asked are: Was he gay but “in the closet” or was he always straight but uncomfortable being a guy just the same? If he thought he was meant to be a female, did he then consider himself one but one who liked women? Would that make him then a closeted lesbian? Can a guy be a lesbian providing that they feel themselves a biological mistake? I think we need to know these answers. If we’re going to pretend that people who think their gender is a mistake are not lunatics, then we need to sort all of it out if not for political designations but legal. Suppose he wanted to reconcile with Kris after the formal gender switch? That would make them a gay couple and they can do a show on how hard it is to buy a cake. Oh the permutations, the possibilities.