Evolution of the Girl Boys

Examiner.com – Jyn Radakovits – Chicago Indie Music Examiner

As I helped out an ex friend pick out his first pair of girl jeans several months ago it dawned on me the sexiness of a man dolled up in cheap makeup and cross dressing.

Some wonder where exactly the trend started with some music historians crediting the trend with the earliest glam rockers. Glam also known as “glitter rock” was the next logical step after the hippie movement developing as a sub rock genre shortly after the hippies began to trade in their bell bottoms for more mod attire. Known for their outrageous dress, makeup and cross dressing, early girl boys turned away from folk rock and began following suit such as Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld) of T. Rex, one of the earliest bands to cultivate the new scene.