As you might remember, the sardonic and stylish Lady Haha herself recently agreed to an interview with yours truly. What fun! Here are the questions I asked (thanks in large part to your awesome suggestions, dear readers) and Kate's answers:
BW: You're in your 60's and still smokin' hot. What's your secret? A great workout regimen? Your 20-year relationship? A macrobiotic diet?
KC: You're very kind. My secret is my father's genes. At 90 he looked like an older Paul Newman. I've been doing yoga for two years now and wish I'd started earlier. My galpal is 11 years younger than me, so she keeps me on my toes. Twelve years ago I did Weight Watchers and still am a daily point counter.
BW: One of my readers points out that you always look stylish (ah, so true...). What are some common butch fashion faux pas you see? Are there any fashion trends you'd like to bring back?
KC: Whatever you wear, you have to wear it confidently. I wish we had more--any?--butch tailors who speak the same language. So you could take something you found--a plaid hunting vest, gabardine trousers--and go to them and get it tailored perfectly for your body.
BW: How do you think the growing number of FTMs will affect the lesbian community--and butches particularly?
KC: First, I respect FTM choices. We butches--soft through hard--have a big responsibility to carry on!
We're not running short on femmes, are we?
BW: As a butch with crushes on women like Rachel Maddow and Julie Goldman, I'm acutely aware of the stigma against butch-butch dating. Do you see this, too? Where do you think it comes from?
KC: Very strict people.
You can talk stigma all you want--but when it comes to rip-roaring, throbbing attraction, stigma goes out the window. Thank goodness. Or I would never have come out years ago. Thank goodness for some of the loveliest lady ankles and what went up from there for knocking me off my stigma rocker.
BW: Would you rather (1) host "Saturday Night Live;" (2) make out with Annette Bening; or (3) run for Congress?
KC: I'd love to make out with Annette Bening on "Saturday Night Live" and then go work on Tammy Baldwin's Wisconsin senatorial campaign.
Thanks again, Kate! Much love from Butch Wonders--we can't wait to see what you do next!