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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tips for Tranny Chasers from Heklina and LeMay

Posted By on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 8:30 AM

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NOTE: This is part two of Steven LeMay's epic sitdown with Heklina, the San Francisco drag legend. Heklina started the drag show Trannyshack in 1996, and recently celebrated her 35th birthday. Read part one here.

Last time, they dished about Trannyshack's history, Heklina's first forays into drag, and the difficulties a drag queen faces; landing a gay male boyfriend. This time, the oral history gets oral-er.

Lemay: Do you remember the first time someone hit on you in drag as Heklina?

Heklina: It happened a lot at Trannyshack, and I wasn't really into it for a while. But then I got into it, and it was a little bit of a turn-on. Early in the night, before the show would start, I would take a guy into the bathroom and suck his dick, or whatever. For a long time, I used to go out to bars or sex clubs to have sex with gay men, but over the years I just didn't have the energy and I've found its much easier to order takeout ... you know, order in!

Lemay: Craigslist takeout! And do you find that you have a specific type who likes the kind of drag that you do?

Heklina: Well, I don't go looking for sex as Heklina, so if they come over and see my memorabilia and recognize me as Heklina, that's always a bad sign. I don't usually pick up guys at events, 'cause they are usually gay guys. I pick up cab drivers ...

Lemay: Anything for a free ride.

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Heklina: Exactly!

Lemay: Are there any traits you look for in a tranny chaser?

Heklina: They have to be macho -- they can't want to suck my dick or get fucked by me, I'm not into that at all. When most straight guys want a chick with a dick, I still think they are straight, but they want to get fucked by a woman. A lot of people think that because they want penis, then they are not straight, but that's not true, because they don't want to be fucked by a guy.

Lemay: It's not just as easy as gay or straight. It's an infinite spectrum.

Heklina: That's what I discovered when I started at Trannyshack, when I was fairly vanilla in my views about sex. I was like, there's straight, there's bisexual, there's gay, and then doing Trannyshack I noticed that it was more fluid.

Lemay: Do you feel that trannies are a gateway to gay or bi sex?

Heklina: I talked about that once with a really hot guy from Minnesota, and he said that if you want stuff to be very soft, then be with a woman, but if you want it a little rougher or be thrown around a little bit, then get with a tranny.

Lemay: So is this recent weight loss in honor of your birthday or just some midlife crisis?

Heklina: Yeah, maybe it was a little of a midlife crisis. My diet was terrible -- I would literally wake up and have coffee and a cookie. It's a cliche, but every January I have a resolution to go back to the gym, get in shape, and quit smoking. So I did both things at once, and then saw a nutritionist, which was the key factor.

Lemay: If someone were to give you the gift of a tranny chaser for your birthday, what would your ideal be?

Heklina: Someone who looks like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, whose dick is rock-hard and huge and just wants to sit back.

Lemay: How about three tips for tranny chasers?

Heklina: Communication -- let me know you're coming over. Also be clean, you know, freshly showered. And please don't be on drugs or drunk -- be able to perform.

From there, dear readers, the dynamic duo talked about so much more: more about tranny-chasers, prudish American society, reality TV, Rupaul's Drag Race, and in bigger news, a meeting on a pitch for a TV sitcom based on Trannyshack ... yes, for reals, but you'll have to wait for the taped session of this interview to come out for sale.

Tuck of the Town is a weekly blog column about the San Francisco drag scene by LeMay.

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