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Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen (2008) Online
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Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen
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Movie / Documentary
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Directror :
Kevin Burns
Cast :
Tim Curry,Andy Fickman,John Landis
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Jean-Louis Ginibre,Kevin Burns
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Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen (2008) Online

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.
Credited cast:
Tim Curry Tim Curry - Himself
Andy Fickman Andy Fickman - Himself - Filmmaker
John Landis John Landis - Himself - Filmmaker
Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon - Himself (archive footage)
Michael Musto Michael Musto - Himself - Columnist, 'The Village Voice'
Camille Paglia Camille Paglia - Herself - Prof. of Humanities and Media Studies
RuPaul RuPaul - Narrator
John Waters John Waters - Himself - Filmmaker
Damon Wayans Damon Wayans - Himself (archive footage)
Robin Williams Robin Williams - Himself (archive footage)

User 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.