Friday, August 28, 2009

At the movies

Currently, on youtube, viewers can find the entire film "Little Sister," featuring Jonathan Silverman as a college student who crossdresses for a fraternity prank. However, he stays en femme for a long period in order to be close to the girl of his dreams. The experience makes him a better person.

Thematically, the movie is not a lot different than "Tootsie" or "Nobody's Perfect."

Watching Roberta last night, I got to thinking about movies featuring guys in dresses. Of those with lengthy and plot-related content, which actors made the most convincing women? Which performances were in the best movies?

I'm not sure of the most convincing performance. Jaye Davidson was very good in "The Crying Game." After all, theater audiences audibly gasped when her genitalia were revealed. What are the other choices?

As for movies, I personally like "Just Like a Woman," though I haven't seen it in years. Youtube seems to have it as well. Last time I looked, the Adrian Pasdar performance wasn't available on DVD.

More recently, I enjoyed Neil Jordan's "Breakfast on Pluto," which featured Cillian Murphy in a fetching role:

Director Jordan also made "The Crying Game" and I've sometimes wondered why he twice connected "the troubles" in Ireland to transgender issues. Is he making a point I've missed?

What are other good choices for performances and films -- especially from the past few years? Readers, help me out!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chris Crocker

Chris Crocker was recently a guest on the new Comedy Central program Tosh.O:

Some people would say that Chris has already had her 15 minutes of fame, but this is an interesting gallery.

A favorite (and arty) photo:

Monday, August 3, 2009


Originally uploaded by christvla

Christina stars in a number of youtube videos, but I prefer many of her lovely still photographs on Flickr.

In this one, she reminds me a bit of Barbara Eden. Don't you agree?

I Dream of...Christina!