I was privy to a bit of banter regarding WWE (wrestling entertainment) on Twitter and it suddenly got me thinking. Are sports entertainers in general, and wrestlers in particular, closet drag queens?
Consider that wrestlers often wear lycra and spandex tights, have very over the top make up and seem to enjoy wearing long hair in quite spectacular styles. In addition to this they have stage names and other pseudonyms. They love hamming it up for the audience and dare I say it they have a somewhat camp approach: there is a very fine line between a swagger and a mince.
Now I am no fan of WWE and I actually have not ever watched a show, but I have seen the images in popular culture and I feel my thoughts are broadly valid.
The other element worth considering is the homo-eroticism of the wrestling match. Men grabbing each other, hugging each other and all associated activities really does start to make you wonder.