History Film / GlenOrGlenda

27th Aug '17 4:18:05 AM OlfinBedwere
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* MoodWhiplash:
** Right from the beginning of the film, this trope is in full force. The opening caption promises among other things that "this is a picture of stark realism"... and then cuts to Lugosi sat in a haunted house going on the first of many nonsensical monologues.
** The most famous of the film's many examples has to be when Glen and Barbara are having a serious, frank discussion about their relationship, with Barbara concerned to the point where she thinks Glen might be cheating. Smash cut to a herd of buffalo stampeding, with a superimposed Lugosi bellowing "PULL THE STRING! PULL THE STRING!"
30th Jul '17 3:50:55 PM RADIX
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* [[ButNotTooGay But Not Too Transgendered:]] This might be why it was decided to make Anne a pseudohermaphrodite, as this makes her transition seem less like her changing her sex and more like her choosing one.

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* [[ButNotTooGay But Not Too Transgendered:]] Transgender:]] This might be why it was decided to make Anne a pseudohermaphrodite, as this makes her transition seem less like her changing her sex and more like her choosing one.



* 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.)

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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 transgender 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, transgender, 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.)
8th Jun '17 4:25:53 AM AmuckCricetine
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The movie [[AccidentalPun came out]] only one year after Christine Jorgensen's sex change, which had given her a front page news story in the New York Daily News.
5th Feb '17 5:54:05 PM AnotherGuy
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* FreudianExcuse: The Devil is played by the same actor who plays Glen's father.
19th Jul '16 2:38:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* QueerPeopleAreFunny: Defied. At one point, footage of a bearded man in a dress is shown. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Dr. Alton is clearly expecting the audience to laugh,]] [[YouBastard and calls them out for doing so.]]

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* QueerPeopleAreFunny: Defied. At one point, footage of a bearded man in a dress is shown. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Dr. Alton is clearly expecting the audience to laugh,]] laugh, [[YouBastard and calls them out for doing so.]]
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.]]
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