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“Here [Passion Tour concert] we could see Leslie as flirtatious, beautiful, stylish, and arrogant man or woman, as a man who wore a series of crossed-gender outfits. Though his hair was extended, his male muscular body, voice, and even mustache, show that it is a man wearing this clothing to show the femininity within a man’s body. He was not pretending to be a woman. At the time he said, ‘I am not pretending to be a woman. I am using my male identity to express that clothing can be like this.’”

─Lok Fung, ‘Leslie Cheung’s Stage Arts’,
excerpt from In Reminiscence of Leslie’s Artistic Life Conference Series (2), 2003