On the surface, Shania Twain’s 1999 hit “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” is the ultimate girl power anthem. With lyrics like “No inhibitions, make no conditions / Get a little outta line / I ain’t gonna act politically correct / I only want to have a good time / The best thing about being a woman is the prerogative to have a little fun,” it’s all about letting loose for a no hold’s bar night on the town.
But the actual inspiration behind the song? Crossdressers. Read the whole article.
And it’s that gender-bending which she appreciates:
Entertainment doesn’t have a gender. The fashions that ended up stringing together my career — especially the epic, iconic looks — [go] both ways,It can be drag queen-y as easily as it can be a sophisticated woman. We created a seamless, natural place for all of us.”