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#69. Ladies or Gentlemen - Review

Ladies or Gentlemen film posterLadies or Gentlemen is a small documentary on Netflix Watch Instantly that chronicles the history of drag queens and cross-dressers in mainstream cinema. There is a fresh mix of entertaining clips from movies like Glen or Glenda, Some Like it Hot, Tootsie, Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and many others. These scenes are entwined with interviews that are actually funny and interesting. Director John Waters’ (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) musings on his late friend Harris Glen Milstead (otherwise known as Divine) are some of the most heartfelt and thoughtful moments in a documentary I have watched this year. Tony Curtis, who dressed in drag in Billy Wilder’s Some Like it Hot alongside Jack Lemmon also sits down to discuss both the film’s success and the art of cross-dressing. It’s a great little doc that also educates with several enlightening interviews with professors of Women Studies, psychology, and sexuality. If you have an interest in sexual studies or cross-dressing then this should prove educational, but I would honestly suggest this film to any and all cinema lovers. It is a documentary on Hollywood and filmmaking first and foremost. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Reader Comments (2)

I totally thought you were going to critique a porno for #69....

December 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCory

Yeah right Cory you wish! Of course, for some, there is enough footage in this doc to maybe consider a porno

December 20, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrandon Roberts

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