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The physique and walk are unmistakably male, but everything else - from the Calvin Klein sunglasses to the sheer tights - has been chosen because it screams "woman".
So who is this man strolling through London's Soho dressed expensively in women's clothes?
Speaking in a South African nail salon, the comic gave an impassioned speech about why he sees his gender identity as important. We’ve been obsessed for 5,000 years of civilisation and people are still being murdered – in Uganda they were trying to sentence people to death. No other animal is obsessed by our gender – they don’t give a monkeys about our gender. “The confidence that it has given me, coming out 31 years ago in 1985, is immense – but it was a very hard journey. The comedian continued: “I identify somewhat boyish and somewhat girlish. “I don’t know why, it’s just the genetic cards I’ve been given.
He said of the nails: “I use it as a badge of identity – I am a transgender guy who came out 31 years ago. “No matter what sex or sexuality, how you self-identity, or who you fancy, matters not one whit – what do you do in life? A lot of people have said very nasty things to me, have fought me in the streets…
His first gig was at the Banana Cabaret in Balham, London.
Pictured after a night out at the Groucho Club at the weekend, Izzard cuts an extraordinary figure, to say the least.Comedian Eddie Izzard has spoken passionately about his gender identity – while attempting to run 27 marathons.The British comic and self-proclaimed Marathon Man is currently in South Africa, raising money for Sport Relief by attempting to run 27 marathons in 27 days despite battling heat, exhaustion and potential injuries. We are obsessed by the genders because we grow up in one gender or another. He added: “It all comes back to Nelson Mandela: Try and put something into the world, and leave something positive.Eddie Izzard, 41, had even attempted to make his burly physique more womanly with the addition of fake breasts - 38C, since you ask.(The breasts, incidentally, were borrowed from Uma Thurman's body double in The Avengers film in which he co-starred.