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Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen (2008)

Why do movie audiences find men in skirts and women in pants anything but a drag? Discover the playful history of the most daring cross-sexual performances in Hollywood history, from Some Like it Hot to Big Momma's House.

Director:

Kevin Burns
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tim Curry ... Himself
Andy Fickman ... Himself - Filmmaker
John Landis ... Himself - Filmmaker
Jack Lemmon ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Musto ... Himself - Columnist, 'The Village Voice'
Camille Paglia Camille Paglia ... Herself - Prof. of Humanities and Media Studies
RuPaul ... Narrator
John Waters ... Himself - Filmmaker
Damon Wayans ... Himself (archive footage)
Robin Williams ... Himself (archive footage)
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Why do movie audiences find men in skirts and women in pants anything but a drag? Discover the playful history of the most daring cross-sexual performances in Hollywood history, from Some Like it Hot to Big Momma's House.

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A revealing look at Hollywood's greatest gender benders.

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Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ladies or Gentlemen See more »

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Production Co:

Prometheus Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Really superficial
25 July 2011 | by green_bikeSee all my reviews

The only adjective that would fit this movie is ""cute"". This documentary tries to look into the appeal of transvestitism in Hollywood; while it is off to a good start it looses it's way towards the middle and ultimately fails to make a point. One of the major flaws I found was that it favours male-to-female cross-dressers, portraying them almost as ""heroic"" while gender-bending females only wear suits to get closer to power or fulfil a heterosexual male sexual fantasy. I find depressing to think that gender roles remain as strict as ever in the world of gender-bending, or rather in the seemingly tiny minds of the academic critics interviewed. These distinguished people drone on and on about common knowledge and all seem to agree, which makes for pretty bland information. Another issue with this movie is that it associates transvestites with homosexuality and transsexuality without admitting it. Or rather, it never clearly addresses the issue or tries to separate the three categories.. The actors interviewed are interesting but don't really get in depth about their experiences, and all that is left are details about brands of fishnets or high heels.. Tim Curry looks like he'd rather be dead than talk about RHPS again.


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