When ‘Pee Wee Herman’ star wears pants to play dress woman
GREEK FASHIONING Dresses can often be a challenge for the actors in the “Pee Wee Herman” franchise.
In a new video released on YouTube, actress Samantha Bee shows off her costume as “Poo Wee” in a “Pewter Pants” dress, a popular costume type worn by women in the 1930s and 1940s.
Bee plays the character of Pee Wee, a young black woman who is the granddaughter of “Peyewet” Herman, a “pewter pants” dress designer.
In the video, Bee wears a brown suit and black boots and has a small mustache and is shown holding a pair of scissors while she is dressed as Pee.
The video was uploaded on June 27 and was made by a friend of Bee.
Bee wore the costume during an interview for the ABC News “This Week” on Sunday, and was asked to dress as POO WEE on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
“You gotta get that look, but you gotta do it with a little bit of flair,” Bee said.
“You know, you’ve got to be a little more colorful, you know, and you know that this is a very colorful dress.”
When asked if she thought the costume would be a success, Bee said she wasn’t sure.
“I don’t know, man.
I think I’ll probably just keep doing it,” Bee told Fallon.
“I just don’t have the balls.”
Bee told Fallon that she had already worn the costume to a wedding.
“She said that I look so pretty in the costume and she’s so beautiful,” Bee explained.
“But it just isn’t me,” Bee added.