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Daddy of the ladyboys to bring transsexual entertainment to China?

China's media has always been fascinated by transsexuals, as you you will note if you search Danwei for 'transsexual' or 'sex change'.

So it comes as no surprise to read a China Daily story (from AP) titled 'Transsexual show a hit with mainland tourists':

...During the show, the dancers lip-synch Western pop songs like Madonna's ''Like A Virgin'' as well as Cantonese and Mandarin numbers. They also perform a variety of dances, including Thai and Chinese ribbon dance...

...Apichar Sirichantakul, the Thai organizer of Golden Dome Cabaret Show International, says he brought the show to Hong Kong because he wants to expand his business and the Thai market has become saturated with transsexual entertainment.

Calling himself the ''daddy of the lady boys,'' he says that if the Hong Kong test goes well, he plans to explore taking the show to Chinese mainland cities.

More than 80 percent of the audiences have been Chinese tourists, with smaller numbers from Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia, says Apichar.

The theater, which began last April, holds up to 700 people for each 45-minute performance. Tourists pay $21 each to tour operators, and the three shows a day are usually sold out...

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