|Spouse(s)||Stuart Cottingham (m. 2012–13)|
Veronica Vera is an American human sexuality writer and actress. She is best known for the films Times Square Comes Alive, Gerard Damiano's Consenting Adults, Mondo New York, and Rites of Passion, as well as her work with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Vera is a former Wall Street trader and is also known for running the cross dressing school Miss Vera's Finishing School For Boys Who Want to be Girls, on which she wrote a book, Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, published by Doubleday in 1997.
Miss Vera's Finishing School For Boys Who Want to be Girls
|Privately held company|
|Founded||New York City, United States (1992)|
|Headquarters||New York City|
Number of locations
|Veronica Vera (president)|
|Services||Courses on cross dressing|
Miss Vera's Finishing School For Boys Who Want to be Girls is a business in New York City that provides instruction in cross dressing founded and run by Veronica Vera. Actor Paul Dano attended the school while researching a role in the film The Extra Man. One of the school's most popular topics of instruction is walking in high-heeled shoes. In 2008, Vera said more than 5,000 people, including many women, had enrolled in this class in the previous 12 years.
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- "Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)". Christie's.
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- Kaufman, Miriam (2003). The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability. Oxford University Press.
- Cameron, Deborah (2007). The Myth of Mars and Venus. Cleis Press.
- SFGN Staff (February 6, 2010). "Transform Yourself With Veronica Vera". South Florida Gay News.
- "Paul Dano learns to 'drag' for new role". The New York Post. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- Richardson, Clem (November 16, 2008). "Mary Veronica's Miss Vera's School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls is in session". Daily News. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- "At Miss Vera's, the Mirror Reveals a Changed Man". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- Official website
- Veronica Vera at the Internet Movie Database
- Times Square Comes Alive scene at YouTube
- "Veronica Vera: A Consenting Adult", The Rialto Report, audio interview with Veronica Vera