Pauletta Hunt

I just came across this video on Facebook, and it intrigued me enough to want to flag up here. It’s a clip from 1981 of a man doing rhythmic gymnastics dressed as a woman. It’s clearly supposed to be a piss-take, but it soon becomes obvious how much skill the guy actually has. ‘Pauletta’ Hunt is wearing quite a tight purple leotard, and flips and falls like a clown, but beneath that, if you look at the guy’s actions, it is clear he’s a very skilled gymnast. I suspect he was trying to highlight the overt sexuality of rhythmic gymnastics, but I think this warrants looking into a little deeper.

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