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Jonathan Ames knows what you don't: Trannies are tamed by strange hats, and only by strange hats.

What sort of event compels nightclub Table 50 to declare that both the men's and ladies' rooms are free to be used by all genders? Why, the book party for Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs, edited by Jonathan Ames. Tuesday night, Gawker Party Crash correspondent Eliot Shepard made the scene as Nerve.com co-hosted this bookish festival-o-gender. After the jump, Rick Moody, Anthony Haden-Guest, and more transsexuals than you've seen in one place since your last time in the West Village.

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Zero Boy distracts Anthony Haden-Guest, who's clearly passing a kidney stone.

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Author Rick Moody models the worst shirt of his generation with transgendered friend Chloe Dzubilo.

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New York Press columnist Jennifer Blowdryer would like you get the fuck away from her. Or him. You never know.

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Like moths to a flame, trannies can't resist faux-wood paneling.

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Performance artist Reverend Jen previews her latest work, in which she gnaws off the ears of her lovers.