Drastically outnumbered by her male counterparts, the sole female attendee at a recent wrestling convention confessed she had a “Smurfette-like feeling” throughout the event.
Jessica Langdon, 31, a long-time wrestling fan who grew up watching the sport amid four older brothers, thought it would be fun to get some autographs and photos with the stars of yesteryear.
What she didn’t anticipate, however, was the extreme gender imbalance that made her feel like the sole matriarch of a surreal society of unusual, troll-like creatures.
“I was surrounded by so many strange-looking males,” she said.
“They spoke in a unique lingo that outsiders would never understand. And they all looked at me in an affectionate-but-nervous way.”
Langdon said that Smurfette-like feeling intensified when the Blue Meanie showed up.