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"Robert D. L. Macmorine" <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 16:53:59 -0500
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>> I'm thinking about exploring comedies in which one or more central
>>characters participate in transgenderism, transsexuality, and/or simple
>>crossdressing and gender role reversal. These activities could be either
>>temporary or could last throughout the duration of the film.
>This topic was the subject of a set of group projects in a "Gender and Film
>Genres" course I took, and ALL OF ME, with Steve Martin & Lily Tomlin was one
>of the included films.  In addition, there was a thriller about a man who
>dressed in drag & killed women.  Anyone remember the title?
You might also look at "The Ballad of Little Jo", a wonderful film about a
woman, alone, on the frontier, who takes on the persona of a man to be able
to carve a life out for herself.
Rob Macmorine
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