Glen or Glenda

Glen or Glenda

DVD - 2012
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Glen is in love with Barbara. Beautiful, kind, loving and sophisticated, Barbara is everything a man could want or need in a woman. But what if that manʼs wants and needs ran to the extreme? Glen has a terrible secret which threatens to destroy all of his hopes for a happily-ever-after with his lady, for how can she handle the idea of another woman in Glenʼs life? And what will she do when she finds out that Glen himself is the other woman? Giving heart and understanding to its subject and demonstrating a radical rejection of social and moral codes for its time, Glen or Glenda? unashamedly follows the torment of a man trying to hide his true nature from those who would judge him. --Legend Films website, viewed 2nd Jan, 2013.
Publisher: [U.S.] : Legend Films [distributor], 2012
Copyright Date: ♭1953
ISBN: 9781606730805
Branch Call Number: DVD GLEN OR
Characteristics: 1 DVD (65 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 12 cm


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Aug 13, 2016

Ah!... To be a transvestite, or to not be a transvestite - That, of course, is the #1 question here in 1953's "Glen or Glenda?".

And if director/writer/actor, Ed Wood (who starred as this film's title character) had actually shown some signs of having a real personality - Then, maybe, just maybe, this dead-end psycho-drama about "angora sweater" fetish, and such, may have been worth a serious view.

Filmed in just 4 days (and, didn't it show it?) on a budget of $20,000 (it looked more like a budget of only $200 to me) - I cannot believe that back in the paranoid 1950's - This demented, little tale highlighting the whining and snivelling of a heterosexual, male, transvestite actually got theatrical release at all - (It sure is beyond my comprehension) - But theatrical release it certainly got.... (Perhaps "Glen or Glenda?" was marketed as one of those "stranger-than-fiction" novelty pictures, or something)

Anyway - For anyone who's at all interested in viewing this cross-eyed soap opera about exorcising one's cross-dressing demon - It certainly does contain its fair share of unintentional humour - And (as an added bonus) - A "Happily-Ever-After" ending that's hastily thrown into the mix, for good measure.

(*Be sure to watch movie-trailer video*)


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