"A lot of these guys don't tell anybody ”” they don't tell their wives, children, workmates ”” they're living with a very closeted secret, so to have somebody come from outside who is interested and intrigued and not at all turned off, they're hungry just to have an ear to talk to," said filmmaker Luke Malone in an interview with The Daily Beast.
Maskers come from all walks of life, like "Robert," who is in his '70s. In real life, "Robert" is a divorced property developer. But when he dons his FemSuit, he is Sherry, a fabulous blonde bombshell.
Robert had dabbled in cross-dressing, however, he hated the look of his face. But once he discovered he was able to put on a mask, things changed for him. "I looked in the mirror and didn't see myself. I saw a fairly attractive woman, and that changed everything for me," said Robert. He said it was a "life-changing experience."
"My motivation for doing this is a mystery to everyone, including me. One day something just clicked on. ”¨”¨I don't know why it started and I don't know why it continues, but I'm sure having a lot of fun," said Robert.
Making Fem Suits is a family business. Adam inherited the company from his father who created the business to "fill the gap in the market" after going on "RealDoll" message boards and realizing that there was entire demographic of men wanting to wear doll suits who were not being catered to.
In addition to allowing maskers to meet other maskers, the Rubber Doll World Rendezvous holds seminars with topics ranging from "introducing the activity to spouses" to "latex repair and maintenance." Maskers also explore the city's nightlife, posing for photos with strangers at clubs.