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January 12, 2009

The Monday Hotness: Cake or Death?

Filed under: The Monday Hotness — Miss Plumcake @ 10:42 am


Wot? I’m a #$%^ squirrel!

I mean come ON, you knew it had to happen sometime. Eddie Izzard –Executive Transvestite cum Serious Actor and one dirty hot mess– is today’s Monday Hotness.

Nice chop there, Eddie.

He doesn’t do the drag thing much anymore, now that he’s trying to be taken seriously as an Artiste (and fair play, every straight role I’ve seen him in has been pretty good.) but he’s got a fantastic personal style.

Aye Aye Eddie

Do you know how hard it is for a solidly built guy to carry off a double breasted suit? The man deserves an award.

A bit of the ol ultracomedy

and also? There’s a bit of the Clockwork Orange to him. He looks kinda bad, I mean the good bad. That sort of bad that you don’t even tell your friends about but –fifteen years later– will still make you blush in shame every time you pass the rider mower aisle at Sears.

Almost as cute as Steve McQueen


And most importantly, he understands the necessity of a good set of false lashes. Mmmm. Fierce.

Are those strips or individuals?


  1. I love Eddie Izzard! One of my friends was lucky enough to see him when he came to Houston not too long ago. She was the very person that showed me Dressed to Kill for the first time.

    Comment by ChloeMireille — January 12, 2009 @ 11:54 am

  2. Death please… I mean cake! LOL Love Eddie Izzard! As far as him playing straight roles though, you do know he is straight, right? Or as he would say, a male lesbian. Just semantics I suppose. :)

    Comment by Jan — January 12, 2009 @ 11:57 am

  3. As far as I’m concerned there’s nothing sexier than a man who can make me laugh until my sides hurt. Any man who can make me roll about on the floor helpless with mirth at things like ‘Do you have a flag?’ and strange alternate settings on phasers (limp, ice cream truck in vicinity, suddenly remembers left stove on at home) can also probably find my housekey stashed in a special place only he knows about.

    The sad thing, though, is that Eddie usually has a better manicure than I do. Yes, I’m jealous. No, it won’t stop me.

    Comment by Twistie — January 12, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

  4. Hot and BRILLIANT. Brilliant and HOT. I have a fetish for really smart people. You could stake out a dumb but pretty super-model out like a gazelle and I wouldn’t care.

    Comment by JenniferP — January 12, 2009 @ 12:51 pm

  5. He’s hysterical and brilliant, and dead sexy. I loved the scene in “All the Queen’s Men” where he kisses the guy while they hide in the back room of a party from the Nazis and he’s wearing a dress… Oh man. He’s just hot.

    Comment by Mo — January 12, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

  6. Cake. Cake cake cake. Cakecakecakecakecakety-cake. (And by “Cake,” please understand me to mean, “Hot make-out session in the backseat of a car with Eddie Izzard.”)

    Comment by Style Spy — January 12, 2009 @ 1:25 pm

  7. Style Spy, you ain’t never told a lie. GOD that man butters my biscuits.

    Jan, yes I know he was hetero. I said “straight roles” as opposed to “comic roles” but I’ll take any roll with him I can get, IYKWIMAITYD*

    *if you know what I mean, and I think you do.

    Comment by Plumcake — January 12, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

  8. He always reminded me of Hugh Laurie’s rebellious younger brother. That’s a good thing, I think. And I thought he was good in Velvet Goldmine too.

    Comment by Bree — January 12, 2009 @ 2:04 pm

  9. Man, Velvet Goldmine. That a LOT of hotness there. Ewan MacGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale…whew. I think next week we might need a Velvet Goldmine Monday Hotness.

    Comment by Plumcake — January 12, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

  10. >He always reminded me of Hugh Laurie’s rebellious younger brother.

    Well, there goes sleep tonight.

    Comment by Violet — January 12, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

  11. thank you for making my monday 1000 times better!

    Comment by CubicleDrone — January 12, 2009 @ 5:08 pm

  12. I live to serve, Cubicle.

    Violetta, I am right there with you, as always.

    Comment by Plumcake — January 12, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

  13. I totally would. with or without fishnets, lashes and heels on him and/or me. Saw him live in Tampa a few months ago-I laughed so hard i still hurt 3 days later. The man is fabulous.

    Comment by madame suggia — January 12, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

  14. OMG I LOVE Eddie Izzard. I’m oddly more attracted to him when he’s in “drag” then in “normal” styles…not sure what that means. I loved him in Across the Universe (sings For the Benefit of Mr. Kite)

    Comment by Jeni — January 12, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

  15. He is quite possibly almost nearly the perfect man. He is smart, he is funny, he is gorgeous and he understands having to have 14 pairs of black heels and can help you pick out just the right red for your lips all while being completely masculine in a skirt and stilettos.
    I completely agree with all of you.

    Comment by Leslie — January 12, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

  16. I am utterly, undeniably, indescribably enamored with Eddie Izzard. I saw him in SF last year – great googly moogly the man is hysterically funny, snarky and hotter than July (in or out of drag).

    I must admit that, of his many incarnations, I prefer him either scruffy or in make-up. Out of drag without facial hair is nice, but doesnt make me drool-y and incoherent with lust.

    Thanks for bringing him up!, Plumcake! Few things please me as much as finding fellow Izzard-ites. :) Since I left college I get more blank stares than gushing accolades when I bring him up – it throws me something fierce.

    Comment by Kathy — January 12, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

  17. Well, I’ll have the chicken then, please.

    (I have seen this so many times I can almost quote it)

    Comment by Jelly — January 13, 2009 @ 12:58 am

  18. Do you have a flag?

    I got one word for you…GIGGITY! Something about an intelligent man in dramatic but seasonal appropriate eye makeup just frosts my cupcakes. Now excuse me while I go and collapse like a flan in a cupboard. :)

    Comment by AmazonAngelle — January 13, 2009 @ 1:46 am

  19. Comment by Katherine — January 13, 2009 @ 8:32 am

  20. I have the dirtiest, most awesome fantasy about him that starts with us playing dressup together in a giant closet…and ends, well, *cough* I don’t think I need to tell you :D…..muahahaha.

    *sigh* Something about his smile, and the brilliant twinkle in his eye that says he’s got something witty going on up there, gets me going every time. I love that he’s fluent in several languages (nothing sexier than a goofy Brit born in Yemen speaking French), and that he’s obviously far too smart for his own good.

    I saw him *twice* this past summer, once in Dallas and once in Austin. In Austin I had front row seats and MY SWEET LORD (HALLELUIA!) is he dead friggin sexy in person. He has a very raw and obvious charisma about him in person, his carriage and Presence are just….THERE, kwim?

    He’s the kind of man I’d love to come home to……covered in bees or no. :)

    Comment by De — January 13, 2009 @ 9:45 am

  21. Not a day in the house goes by without myself or Mr. Tiara Chick quoting Eddie Izzard. As we are often in the SF Bay area, we like to mutter, “Prisoners coming, prisoners, prisoners….” as the cable cars roll by ringing their bells.

    Mr. TC and I saw him in Los Angeles and he was just genius. Our favorite moment of the night was when he had to use the “bees” sound effect and hand gestures for a moment, and a woman in the front row had a screaming fit. He stopped, stared at her, and said in total disbelief, “I’m just using my HAND! It’s just a fcking MIME!”

    Comment by Monica the tiara chick — January 13, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

  22. @Jan: I think she meant “straight” as in “serious acting roles”

    I can’t find him hot for some reason… I mean, he’s *amazing*, and will look hotter in a pair of red heels than I ever will, but it just doesn’t work for me.

    Maybe the phobia of bees has something to do with it… ;-)

    Comment by leymoo — January 13, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

  23. I actually know a woman who had a one-night stand with him awhile back. She said he seemed at least as taken by her hot boots as by her!

    Comment by raincoaster — January 14, 2009 @ 9:23 am

  24. SO the hotness. And Chloe: I saw him in Houston too! He was AMAZING. I’ve been a fan for nigh on 10 years now.

    Best part: my husband loves him too. :)

    Comment by Plum Texan — January 17, 2009 @ 1:04 am

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