Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hermaphrodites: ‘Katoeys’ hit the music scene


Venus Flytrap is Thailand's first ladyboys band to sign a record deal. The five members were picked from over 200 applicants.

THE singers of Venus Flytrap, the latest Thai pop group, were pretty in white bridal corsets during their virgin public performance last November. In the middle of performing their debut single, Cause I'm Your Lady, the 10,000 audience at the Virgin Hitz Radio concert in Bangkok started murmuring.

The audience was not sure who we were, recalled Nok. They were thinking Venus Flytrap? Ladyboys? Ladyboys band?
Oh, oooohooi, the audience screamed when they realised that the five members of Venus Flytrap were katoeys (Thai for transvestites).



Introducing Posh Venus (Yonlada “Nok” Komklong), Hot Venus (Ploipaitoon “Bobo” Moukprakaaiphed), Cool Venus (Dhanade “Taya” Ruangroongroj), Naughty Venus (Topmonthawan “Gina” Boonchalee) and Sweet Venus (Rachakorn “Amy” Jaroensuk).

Named after a sensuous planet and an alluring carnivorous plant, the group is Thailand’s first katoey band to sign a record deal. The band is backed by Sony BMG, the global music joint venture with a roster of artists such as George Michael, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera.


Venus Flytrap grew out of Sony BMG's innovative project to launch a five-man, ermm women, ermm ladyboys pop group.

About 16 months ago, the record label auditioned katoeys from all over Thailand, searching for five who had the look, the voice and the showmanship.






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12 comments:

  1. Beyonce must be their dance teacher. They are using the same dance style from the Destiny Child era.

    (second picture)

    The one on the end is posing just like BEYONCE! Her signature "armpit" pose!

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  2. same dance moves as destiny child.

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  3. "George Michael, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera."

    Venus Flytrap (Hermaphrodites)

    George Michael (Extremely Androgynous during the WHAMM era. He had to come out the closet as "GAY" or was her born as a hermaphrodite)?

    Beyonce (ten years is missing from her life. She was away taking those hormone pills. without that wig she look just like a boy and she sound like a boy).

    Christina Aguilera? She look just like a "Katoey"!

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  4. WHY ARE THEY THROWING UP THE "ROC" SIGN?

    THE SAME DANCE MOVES THAT BEYONCE DOES. IS SHE THEIR SPONSOR???

    THIS SH*T IS AWFUL!

    THEY ARE SERIOUSLY SENDING US SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES! NASTY BASTARDS!

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  5. I can a mixture of the destiny child and beyonce moves. So the time they spent in china was secretly to promote this group?

    They dance just like cassie when she first performed on 106 and Park!

    REAL TALK!

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  6. LOL - THE "ROC" IS IN THAILAND ON THE DOWNLOW SEARCHING FOR LADY-BOYS. SO GAY-Z MARRIED THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS?? THIS IS ADDING UP!

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  7. SO TO SPEAK - THEY SNUCK THEM IN THE "BACK DOOR"???

    I CAN'T GET OVER THESE LADY-BOYS THROWING UP THE "ROC" HAND SIGN!

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  8. guess what. i did a search for beyonce in thailand and the pictures were taken down.

    lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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  9. They had a website up yesterday called "the 1st thailand beyonce fan site". There was an area that posted some pictures of beyonce in Thailand. I should've saved those pictures. Today i went on the website and it's not easy to gain entrance. You can't get pass the first page and the link to those pictures were removed.

    That's so strange! Now, there are no pictures of Beyonce in Thailand. This is really strange. Now i understand why she selected a wedding dress like get-up for her tour. Is she sending a subliminal message to the lady-boy group?

    This is so strange.

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  10. There was a picture of Beyonce under a different date. It's the same picture that's circulating arounf the internet of beyonce in austraia. She had on that same white stupid andorgynous outfit.

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  11. Beyonce need to take her Dumb ass back to school so she can learn how to speak retarded arse byatch. So darn demonic these celebrities. I saw the clip on youtube where a fan won a lunch date with beyounce that was auctioned off. Apparently PETA paid the highest bid and won. The person started asking Bee's dumb arse about why she keeps wearing furs and you should have seen the look on her face PRICELESS. Her sister Tina had to intervene on her behalf and ask the women to leave the table. Beyonce should have spoke up for herself.

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