We've known for a while now that things haven't been going well between Dell and Desiree, and while their exact issues remain unclear, I suspect it's the main reason she allowed herself to be charmed by Jimmy and his incredibly talented hands during Wednesday night's American Horror Story: Freak Show episode "Pink Cupcakes." (Not that we can blame her for falling for the likes of Evan Peters.) However, Jimmy and Desiree's sexual encounter hit a major hiccup when she started bleeding mid-act, which begs the important question: what's wrong with Desiree Dupree?
After a visit to the doctor, we discover that Desiree actually isn't intersex after all. In fact, she's physically and genetically 100 percent female. What she thought was a penis was actually an enlarged clitoris. Apparently her body produced an excessive amount of testosterone when she was younger, so her body compensated by producing even more estrogen, hence the whole three-boob thing.
As for the reason she started bleeding, turns out it had nothing to do with Jimmy and everything to do with the fact that she was pregnant and had a miscarriage. Desiree was completely shocked, especially since she didn't think the idea of pregnancy was even possible for her. Who knows… perhaps Jimmy will be getting a step brother or sister sometime in the near future.
Obviously, this opens up a wide range of possibilities for Desiree and her future. It's simply a question of what she intends to do with her new-found knowledge. The doctor said he'd be more than happy and willing to reduce the size of her clitoris, and she seems more than ready to take him up on it. Too bad Dell had other ideas and decided to break the poor doc's fingers. But I have a feeling Desiree won't be stopped quite so easily, even by the likes of Dell. After all, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
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