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Glen or Glenda

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You gotta see it to believe it!

    It's not my favorite Ed Wood movie--that would be PLAN NINE. But GLEN OR GLENDA is definitely worth seeing...a whole bunch of times. It's got Bela Lugosi as 'God', who also doubles as one of the movie's TWO narrators, and a higher percentage of stock footage than any other picture I can think of. It also pretty impressive acting performance by Ed Wood himself, who actually makes you believe he wants to wear women's clothing. Oh, that right! He really DID want to wear women's clothing, so maybe it's not THAT impressive after all. But still, the sight of Ed, all dolled up in a skirt, heels and an angora sweater is really an indelible movie moment you won't want to cheat yourself out of.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jaw-droppingly Good-Bad *and* Tedious

    I read somewhere that this film ''runs only an hour but it feels like three.'' Despite that indisputable fact, it's still highly entertaining. Two stories in one, it's about a man who secretly dresses like a woman and wants to tell his fiance. The other is about a serviceman who wants to become a woman via surgery. The dialogue is outrageously stilted and nonsensical, and some of the surreal dream sequence borders on S&M porn. But just that shot of Ed Wood Jr. passing by a woman's dress shop (shown over and over and over) with deep longing in his eyes is well worth the viewing investment.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Tim Burton Couldn't Have Done It Better ...

    If you are looking for a movie biopic of the charismatic enigma that was Edward D. Wood Jr, then look no further. This is Ed's life, thinly veiled as an exploitation film cashing in on sex change headlines. Ed wrestled with transvestism and with his own lifestyle growing up. When he had a chance to make a movie, any movie, he twisted and turned the plot to essentially be two sties - one being the sex change shmaltz he was obligated to discuss, and two being his own life story with him as Glen. He wrote, dirested and starred in it because it was HIS LIFE he was putting onto the screen. Tim Burton's film is entertaining and inspirational but for a TRUE, honest, heartfelt look at who Wood REALLY was, all you need is to look at Glen or Glenda and think of the savior of bad films and Woodites (Ed Wood-followers) everywhere, Mr. Edward D. Wood Jr!

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    Posted May 16, 2010

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