So, I was watching the tail end of Priscilla Queen of the Desert on the cable, and when it was over (and still still humming "Mamma Mia"), I flipped ahead a few channels and found a documentary about transgendered people around the world (coincidental?). I just happened to see the segment on Thai kathoey (aka "ladyboys"). Seeking the answer to some questions about the kathoey culture, I discovered (via the Wikipedia entry on the subject) that in late 2006 Sony Entertainment Thailand 'created' the first all "newhalf" (that is, post-op transexual) Thai ladyboy band. Yep. They're called Venus Flytrap. (And the best part? They all have Spice Girl-esque appellations.)
Venus Flytrap -- Visa for Love (...dig that like, quadruple entendre!)
I just though you might like to know that. Because that's what I'm here for.
Slightly related (and cited as a major influence on Venus Flytrap) -- Thai-American pop sensation Tata Young. This song is actually kind of ... charming. No, really!
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