When I first acquired this movie, I assumed it would be an adult parody of Ed Wood's "Glen or Glenda", just as "Plan 69 from Outer Space" is a parody of "Plan 9 From Outer Space."
I couldn't have been more wrong. This is a bonafide re-make, utilizing a good deal of Ed's original script and plot. Although it takes obvious side routes to justify sex scenes, "Glen and Glenda" remains surprisingly faithful to the source material.
The major change is the portrayal of Glenda as a woman, not Glen in drag. This indicates that the Glen of "Glen and Glenda", unlike his counterpart, actually fantasizes about being a woman. This divergence causes the films to move apart as the story unfolds, ultimately leading to very different actions by the leads. The whole thing wraps up well, though, neatly attaching the original's happy ending and closing with more of Ed's original dialogue.
This film stands as the only time one of Ed's films was remade and as such has an odd place in Ed history. If you are a fan of "Glen or Glenda", seek this out if only for the novelty factor.
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