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October 1996, Week 5


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Paul Ryersbach <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 15:36:36 -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. Titles that have
> already come to my mind are:
>    Can any of you suggest other film comedy titles that either feature or
> touch on transgenderism, role reversal, or simple crossdressing? Keeping in
> mind that transsexuality/genderism isn't necessarily gay; would queer theory
> explore trans issues, or is it primarily concerned with homosexuality?
>    Thank you for your time and efforts.
>    Sincerely,
>    [log in to unmask]
I know that this citation occupies only a minute amount of screentime of
the overall movie, but what about the British MP who hangs himself in a
tutu in _The Ruling Class_?
        paul ryersbach
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