Introducing the Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale for the first time, Kinsey once wrote:
“Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories… The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects.
While emphasizing the continuity of the gradations between exclusively heterosexual and exclusively homosexual histories, it has seemed desirable to develop some sort of classification which could be based on the relative amounts of heterosexual and homosexual experience or response in each history […] An individual may be assigned a position on this scale, for each period in his life. […] A seven-point scale comes nearer to showing the many gradations that actually exist.”
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) pp. 639, 656.
And, although the scale itself is now considered insufficient to cover all sexual expressions, obviously that sentiment was/is just as true for females. Sure enough, the scale also featured prominently in Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953; Wikipedia).
Why do I mention all this? Because, even if just for a few minutes, and even if you’re only prepared to admit it to yourself, this superb 2006 performance by then 20 year-old Jeong Hyeon-Min (정현민) is seriously going to make many, many readers reconsider where they lie on that scale exactly…
Jump ahead to 2:30 for his rendition of Lee Hyori’s 10 Minutes, which you can compare below:
As you can see in the video, Hyeon-Min deservedly won that “sexy dance” competition, and gained a lot of media attention for it at the time (he was reportedly the only male in it). Unfortunately however, those appear to have been his fifteen minutes of fame, as I’ve been unable to find anything more about him since.
Instead, see here, here, and here for much more on androgyny and/or cross-dressing in K-pop, with many more recent, higher video quality examples. Also, please feel free to add more in the comments here too, although I suspect none will compare to the quality and skill of Hyeon-Min’s! :D
5 thoughts on “The Sexiest Lee Hyori Dance Cover Ever…”
I’m actually quite impressed not just with his dance moves, but the selective tweaking of his wardrobe to allow him quick shifts between what we’d normally consider more masculine and feminine modes of dress . . . in particular, I find the low-slung pants to be especially genius, both referencing popular local interpretations of hip-hop fashion, but also to create the illusion of wider hips. That’s pretty fantastic!
As always, you’ve nailed it. It *is* those hips especially that really sell his performance.
Not directly related to the above, but new girlgroup TREN-D are performing with cute child doppelgangers (remember Mini T-ara?). What could possibly go wrong? :)
“The uploader has not made this video available in your country.” :(
Try this one.