Sweet Transvestite
Album: Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show
Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Two
Released: October 19, 2010
By: Cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sung by: Mercedes Jones with New Directions
Place: The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion
Episode: The Rocky Horror Glee Show

Sweet Transvestite from The Rocky Horror Picture Show is featured in The Rocky Horror Glee Show, the fifth episode of Season Two. It is sung by Mercedes with New Directions singing back up vocals.

It was originally planned for Carl to sing the song, but it was thought to be inappropriate, so the song was given to Mercedes.


How d' you do
I see you've met my faithful handyman
He's just a little brought down
Cause when you knocked
He thought you were the candy-man
Don't get strung out by the way I look
Don't judge a book by its cover
I'm not much of a girl by the light of day
But by night I'm one hell of a lover

I'm just a Sweet Transvestite
From Sensational, Transylvania

Let me show you around
Maybe play you a sound
You look like you're both pretty groovy
Or if you want something visual
That's not too abysmal
We could take in an old Steve Reeves movie

Well you got caught with a flat
Well how about that?
Well, babies, don't you panic
By the light of the night
It all seems alright
I'll get you a satanic mechanic

I'm just a Sweet Transvestite
From Sensational, Transylvania

Why don't you stay for the night? (Santana: Night!)
Or maybe a bite? (Brittany: Bite!)
I could show you my favourite obsession
I've been making a man
With blond hair and a tan
And he's good for relieving my tension

Mercedes (New Directions):
I'm just a Sweet Transvestite (Sweet Transvestite)
From Sensational, (with New Directions: Transylvania)
Hey, hey
I'm just a Sweet Transvestite (Sweet, sweet Transvestite)
From Sensational, (with New Directions: Transylvania)

So, come up to the lab
And see what's on the slab
I see you shiver with antici-(Emma and Will in the episode version: pation)
But maybe the rain
Isn't really to blame
So I'll remove the cause
But not the symptom


  • The Rocky Horror Show's creator, Richard O' Brien, was disappointed at the show for having changed the word "transsexual" to "sensational", claiming that the show decided to "dilute down" the themes of the musical. Source
  • Since it has slight explicit content in the original, this version has been changed to 'Sweet transvestite from sensational'Transylvania,' from 'Sweet transvestite from transsexual, Transylvania'. While the altered lyrics have no effect on the plot of the episode, in the film these lines later become crucial. They also cut out a verse sung by Brad and Janet.
  • During the first take Amber got stuck in the elevator for 20 minutes as it suddenly broke down.
  • The song was originally meant to be sung by Karl, but the producers felt like the song was too "inappropriate" for John Stamos to be in drag, thus changed it.



TRHPS "Sweet Transvestite"04:04

TRHPS "Sweet Transvestite"

Glee "Sweet Transvestite" (PERFORMANCE)02:22

Glee "Sweet Transvestite" (PERFORMANCE)

GLEE-Sweet Transvestite- (Rocky horror picture show)03:10

GLEE-Sweet Transvestite- (Rocky horror picture show)

Glee - Sweet Transvestite (Acapella)02:09

Glee - Sweet Transvestite (Acapella)


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