From the Daily Mail:
By RICHARD EDEN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 17:04 EDT, 6 September 2022
Eddie Izzard announced in 2020 that she wanted ‘to be based in girl mode from now on’ and should be referred to using the pronouns ‘she’ and ‘her’.
Now, the comedian admits that finding love is a struggle.
‘I would like to start dating, but it’s complicated with me being a trans woman,’ Izzard tells me at a red carpet event at London’s BFI IMAX Waterloo.
Eddie Izzard announced in 2020 that she wanted ‘to be based in girl mode from now on’ and should be referred to using the pronouns ‘she’ and ‘her’
‘It’s going to have to be a very confident and strong-minded woman who has a relationship with me.’
You can tell that Eddie Izzard was always a girl on the inside from her choice of topics to joke about. Who can forget such classic Izzard jokes as,”My apartment is so small that it’s making me look fat,” “I’m going to have to dump my new boyfriend because my cat hates him,” and “My mother thinks I should have married that osteopath, but I’m holding out for a real doctor”?
Seriously, although I can’t remember jokes for more than 15 seconds, my impression is that Izzard is just about the least feminine comic imaginable. He’s actually world-class at making up jokes about topics like what Franco said to Mussolini about Hitler, that time at the Congress of Vienna when the Czar challenged Metternich to a duel, and how weirded out the Roman legionnaires must have been at the Battle of Cannae when Hannibal lured them into history’s first double envelopment and then charged them from the flanks with his war elephants: “War elephants! Where’d Hannibal’s elephants come from? Did he march them over the Alps???”
[Note, I’m making these up. Izzard is much better at jokes than I am. But my impression of “her” jokes captures their manly flavor pretty well.]
When you point out that famous ex-men tend to have extremely masculine minds, the conventional wisdom’s response is that it’s all a giant hoax by extremely feminine minds pretending they have masculine interests.
My response is that it’s actually rather hard to become rich and famous, so that people who do tend to be more or less be people with the interests they attest to. For example, if Eddie Izzard is actually a woman, she’d have to have a stratospheric IQ to pull off such a complex hoax.
Occam’s Razor suggests that Izzard is actually a man with an impressive but not outlandish IQ with a transvestite fetish.