“Maskers,” Men Who Dress up Like Rubber Dolls, Are a Real, Terrifying Thing


“They’re not freaky people – they’re just like you and me.” So says one of the interview subjects in a promo for UK Channel 4’s Secrets of the Living Dolls. The person saying it must either assume we people watching it are all Furries, or that it’s just a regular thing to do to inject saline solution into your pecs to make temporary fake boobs that match your Auton mask.

I’m somewhat speechless on this. As a very young kid, I had a fear of dolls and mannequins; as an adult, I think I’d rather see somebody in a Nic Cage mashup bodysuit than one of these things.

And yet I’m also dying to know what goings-on will occur when “Maskers” start holding conventions.

Oh wait. Shit. They’re already having them. And I’m not sure I wanted to find that site…

h/t Lewis Fein & James.k.Polk