History Film / GlenOrGlenda

11th Mar '16 10:51:27 AM Quirderph
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** Also, it is said that she was drafted, so it's debatable if she even ''wanted'' to be in the military in the first place. Dr. Alton also claims that she willingly trained to be more "traditionally feminine."
11th Mar '16 6:20:20 AM Quirderph
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: When Barbara realises that Glen is hiding something from her, she figures that it might be another woman. She is technically correct, but Glen isn't cheating on her. He ''is'' the other woman.


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* TemptingFate: "Nothing could be as bad as all that. I love you, and you love me, and nothing on Earth can change that."
10th Mar '16 6:42:32 AM Quirderph
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* BreatherEpisode: This may have been the purpose of the shot in Glen's dream of a woman combing her hair, which comes inbetween a LesYay-filled kidnapping and a [[HornyDevils demonic rape scene.]] Even the Scientist seems to calm down when it appears.


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* GRatedDrug: Well, the movie wasn't actually G-rated, but the addicting nature of crossdressing ''is'' treated very much like a drug addiction. Dr. Alton even seems to forget that he isn't ''actually'' talking about drugs at one point.
--> '''Dr. Alton:''' "Once the source of supply is found it can be stopped, unless the patient refuses to cut off that source of supply."


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* ShoutOut: [[OlderThanTheyThink The Scientist's "Big Green Dragon" speech is actually based on]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywcugcb1D1g a much older song]] [[BeamMeUpScotty called The Green-''eyed'' Dragon.]] [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Knowing this doesn't make its placement in the film any less bewildering.]]
9th Mar '16 11:56:10 AM Quirderph
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** The tagline ''"STRANGE LOVES... of those who live and love but can never marry!"'' is an outright lie. Anne is never given any kind of love interest, and nothing is stopping Glen and Barbara from getting married. He is just worried that she will leave him when she finds out about his crossdressing, as this had happened to a friend of his (who had already gotten married to his girlfriend at that point.) Barbara doesn't lesve him. The movie actually ends with their wedding.

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** The tagline ''"STRANGE LOVES... of those who live and love but can never marry!"'' is an outright lie. Anne is never given any kind of love interest, and nothing is stopping Glen and Barbara from getting married. He is just worried that she will leave him when she finds out about his crossdressing, as this had happened to a friend of his (who had already gotten married to his girlfriend at that point.) Barbara doesn't lesve leave him. The movie actually ends with their wedding.
9th Mar '16 11:55:38 AM Quirderph
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** Dr. Alton also implies that she has more of a right to transition than Glen has, [[{{Hermaphrodite}} as she is already part woman.]]

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** Dr. Alton also implies that she Anne has more of a right to transition than Glen has, [[{{Hermaphrodite}} as she is already part woman.]]
9th Mar '16 11:55:07 AM Quirderph
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** The line "STRANGE LOVES... of those who live and love but can never marry!" is an outright lie. Anne is never given any kind of love interest, and nothing is stopping Glen and Barbara from getting married. He is just worried that she will leave him when she finds out about his crossdressing, as this had happened to a friend of his (who had already gotten married to his girlfriend at that point.) Barbara doesn't lesve him. The movie actually ends with their wedding.

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** The line "STRANGE tagline ''"STRANGE LOVES... of those who live and love but can never marry!" marry!"'' is an outright lie. Anne is never given any kind of love interest, and nothing is stopping Glen and Barbara from getting married. He is just worried that she will leave him when she finds out about his crossdressing, as this had happened to a friend of his (who had already gotten married to his girlfriend at that point.) Barbara doesn't lesve him. The movie actually ends with their wedding.
9th Mar '16 11:53:50 AM Quirderph
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** The Scientist becomes a semi-unintentional example during Glen's dream, where he alternately reacts to the ramdomly appearing sultry women with [[MindScrew confusion]], [[{{Squick}} disgust]] and [[MaleGaze arousal]], much like the audience might do.


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* ShamelessSelfPromotion: Dr. Alton says "Glen/Glenda should consult a competent psychiatrist" while showing us footage of... Dr. Alton.
9th Mar '16 11:39:47 AM Quirderph
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* TakeOurWordForIt: "Would you be surprised to know that this rough, tough individual is wearing pink, satin undies under his rough exterior clothing? He is."
9th Mar '16 11:38:51 AM Quirderph
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-->'''The Scientist:''' Man's constant groping of things unknown... drawing from the endless reaches of time... brings to light... many startling things. Startling? Because they seem new... sudden! But most are not new... in the signs of the ages.

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-->'''The Scientist:''' Man's "Man's constant groping probing of things unknown... unknown, drawing from the endless reaches of time... time, brings to light... light many startling things. Startling? Because they seem new... sudden! new? Sudden! But most are not new... in the new. The signs of the ages.ages!"


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-->'''Dr. Alton:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall "You're doing it now, laughing. Yet, it's not a situation to be laughed at."]]
9th Mar '16 11:04:48 AM Quirderph
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* ContemptibleCover / NeverTrustATrailer: Both the poster (pictured above) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24OT5OTDE90 and the original trailer]] basically claims that Glen gets a sex change at some point. He doesn't. There is a transgendered character in the film, but she is a completely different person named Alan/Anne [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer (who isn't mentioned at all in either.)]]
** The TwoFaced, half-man half-woman on the poster seems more like a portrayal of gender dysphoria in general than a portait of any actual character from the film. Their female half mostly resembles Barbara, who isn't transgendered, they are more well-built than either Glen/Glenda or Alan/Anne were, and they are blonde, whereas both of the protagonists have dark hair (though Glen wears a blonde wig when dressed as Glenda.)
** The line "STRANGE LOVES... of those who live and love but can never marry!" is an outright lie. Anne is never given any kind of love interest, and nothing is stopping Glen and Barbara from getting married. He is just worried that she will leave him when she finds out about his crossdressing, as this had happened to a friend of his (who had already gotten married to his girlfriend at that point.) Barbara doesn't lesve him. The movie actually ends with their wedding.


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* TransEqualsGay: Averted. Glen is a transvestite, but he is not a homosexual.
** The question is avoided entirely with Anne, who never shows a romantic intrest in anyone. The alternative would have been to have her be gay either before or after her transition [[TakeAThirdOption (or making her bisexual.)]]
** They may have gone a bit too far in averting this trope, [[NoTrueScotsman as Dr. Alton apparentely doesn't think that gay crossdressers are "real" transvestites.]]
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