New-ish Placebo drummer Steve Forrest nearly set himself up for a sit com moment thanks to a scant knowledge of late 90s British androgopop:
Yes, he tells my paper from Sydney, Australia, where Placebo were touring recently, he even thought lead androgynous singer Brian Molko, 37, was a girl.
He recalls: "My tour manager played a Placebo CD and I said, 'This chick's cool. She has a really good voice'."
It was only later, when Forrest met Molko in person, that he realised Molko is a guy.
... and only then after two or three weeks, when he realised he peed standing up. It says here.
You'd have to think that Molko would probably be flattered and delighted if someone thought he was an actual girl. Providing it wasn't an ugly girl.