Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Harisu

Filed By Alex Blaze | January 08, 2010 5:00 PM | comments

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In 2002, Harisu became the second person in Korea to legally change their sex in the official family registry. She said: "I couldn't get a passport, visa or even my own bank accounts because I was legally a man."

Her ad copy sells her as the "Kylie Minogue of the East." This is "History," a decent rave-scene techno song (and techno usually isn't my thing):

Here's Harisu doing some disco in "Reaction":

And here's "Foxy Lady," about as straight mid-aughts pop pop as you can get:

I don't know any Korean (any Korean-speaking projectors?), but this is a sketch that seems to play on Harisu's transsexual history. I don't know the source either, but Harisu's done several films, with a career in acting that started before her music career.

But even though I have no idea what's going on but the ending still made me laugh. I'm old school; I think someone falling down well is always comedy gold.


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my spouse is korean. we split and she went home 3 months ago when i transitioned.

we'd been together for 26 years.

two nights ago she called me. apparently harisu's story was on the korean channel, and my spouse finally got to hear all this explained in her own language. she said "i just wanted to tell you i understand now."

its a beginning.

Sounds like a big beginning. I hope that it goes well for you as you transitions.