- Mrs Doubtfire
- Nuns on the run
- Just like a woman
- All the Queens men
- Big Momma's house
- A little bit of lippy
- Boys don't cry
- Ma vie en Rose
- Other (please specify below, dont be shy!)
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Ok Girls, lets try something different 🙂 . Do you have a film which inspires you or gives you the impetus to carry on being you, do you have a film that has given you inner strength whether you are Transgender or a Crossdresser? I’ll list a few underneath, if you can think of a film yourself, please share it with us!!!
- May 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm #178096Lorie PeaceParticipantRegistered On: October 13, 2017Topics: 18Replies: 77Has thanked: 276 timesBeen thanked: 177 times
A movie I saw recently on Netflix is “Girl.” It’s a foreign film with subtitles. Very authentic, which means a bit tragic in places. OK, most of it. But the determination that she displays is inspiring.
- May 17, 2019 at 9:47 pm #178215Camryn OccasionnelParticipantRegistered On: December 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 179Has thanked: 205 timesBeen thanked: 210 times
Lorie, I’ve been wanting to see this film since I discovered its existence some months ago. You must’ve watched it on Netflix streaming (which I don’t have), for it is yet to appear on the Netflix DVD option.
Judging by the trailer I saw on Youtube, it looks like I’ll need a box or two of tissues to get thru it.
- May 17, 2019 at 1:28 pm #178072Jennifer SwansonParticipantRegistered On: April 20, 2019Topics: 13Replies: 65Has thanked: 936 timesBeen thanked: 118 times
Thanks for all of the great suggestions. Some like it hot was the first and best for me.
For a tv list
flip wilson as Geraldine
jonathan winters as Maud
- May 14, 2019 at 5:09 pm #177407Maddie PottsParticipantRegistered On: April 20, 2019Topics: 5Replies: 41Has thanked: 90 timesBeen thanked: 91 times
Boy Meets Girl is a 2014 American romanticcomedy-drama film directed by Eric Schaeffer and starring Michelle Hendley as a transgender womanliving in a small town in Kentucky, looking for love.<sup id=”cite_ref-1″ class=”reference”></sup>
Boy Meets Girl
- May 14, 2019 at 9:56 pm #177450ParticipantRegistered On: December 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 179Has thanked: 205 timesBeen thanked: 210 times
Maddie, I said it before and I’ll say it again: “Boy Meets Girl” is one of the best, and is near the top of my list. I bought the DVD years ago and watch it once or twice a year. Michelle Hendley is exquisite in the role.
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- May 8, 2019 at 9:27 am #175379Shayla ArmstrongParticipantRegistered On: May 7, 2017Topics: 0Replies: 18Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 22 times
Unconditional Love is a british movie about a shy teenager who get manipulated in being the girlfriend of an older man. It starts out pretty good, but gets dark throughout the movie. I love it because the boy passes as a woman almost too well. I have to admit this is a secret fantasy of mine. This movie is on amazon.
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A Girl Like Me, The Gwen Arauja Storu
Look for it on Youtube
The New Girlfriend is wonferful!!!!!!!
If you get the dvd watch the special features
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- March 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm #161479Laura LovettParticipantRegistered On: November 18, 2018Topics: 11Replies: 405Has thanked: 428 timesBeen thanked: 519 times
The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams.
Now a musical being performed by the RSC, music by Robbie Williams, but don’t take that as a recommendation ;0)
The film is wonderful though. Real tear-jerker for any CD.
- March 18, 2019 at 12:46 pm #161419KimmieParticipantRegistered On: September 27, 2016Topics: 0Replies: 35Has thanked: 12 timesBeen thanked: 44 times
Huckleberry Finn for the scene in which Tom Sawyer disguises himself by dressing as a girl. He is found out when a women drops something in his lap. He instinctively closes his legs to trap the object and she explains that a “real” girl would spread her legs and allow the fabric of her dress to catch the object. This is my choice because I started dressing as a young boy and could see myself using the disguise gambit as an “excuse” for dressing as a girl.
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- March 16, 2019 at 10:14 pm #161024ChristinajaneParticipantRegistered On: October 9, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 9Has thanked: 8 timesBeen thanked: 9 times
I was sick home from school about 16yo and “The Christina Joregensen Story” movie played. I was totally enthralled by the movie – I so wanted to wear a dress and look pretty – at the end I looked at my mum and she looked at me and no words were said but we both shared that wonderful moment 💋
it’s funny how we forget and remember stuff
- March 17, 2019 at 1:20 pm #161160ReneParticipantRegistered On: March 7, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 21Has thanked: 41 timesBeen thanked: 38 times
I’ve seen it mentioned a couple of times but I really enjoyed “The New Girlfriend” also when i was a kid I was very intrigued and secretly jealous of “Ainsly Jarvis” the, butler by day-crossdressing entertainer by night, character in one of the 70’s Pink Panther Movies
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Another wonderful movie is “Just Charlie”. About a boy who after the objections of his father, worrisome feeling from his mother, has his sister help him become the Girl he feels he was meant to be.
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- March 27, 2019 at 10:25 pm #163906Amelia walkerParticipantRegistered On: January 18, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 91Has thanked: 121 timesBeen thanked: 95 times
Thanks Gail for recommending “Just Charlie”. I have just watched it and really enjoyed it. I was football mad as a kid and fantasied about playing for Manchester City,so it had a particular resonance for me. Playing for the girls Manchester City team would have been tremendous.
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- March 15, 2019 at 7:33 am #160512Imogen MannParticipantRegistered On: March 2, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 136Has thanked: 53 timesBeen thanked: 174 times
- March 14, 2019 at 3:39 am #160164Boots DevilleParticipantRegistered On: November 20, 2018Topics: 1Replies: 11Has thanked: 8 timesBeen thanked: 24 times
I know anime is not for everyone, but there is a cartoon series from Japan called Me, my, I, Strawberry Eggs. It shows a group of teens struggling through early adulthood and a young teacher that cross dresses to get a job at a school that only allows women teachers. Turns out he’s struggling more than the students to understand gender and his feelings. I don’t know why, but the series gets to me…. but I also remember the yummy outfits in Rocky Horror Picture Show when I was younger!
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- March 12, 2019 at 6:56 pm #159836Tabitha B.ParticipantRegistered On: August 23, 2015Topics: 3Replies: 56Has thanked: 18 timesBeen thanked: 59 times
“A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story” is not available for viewing on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu. However, it is available and free for viewing on YouTube. I just finished watching the movie a few minutes ago. Very sad and very tragic.
“Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde” is apparently not available for viewing in the United States due to a copyright issue. A small number of video cassettes and/or DVD’s may be available for purchase, but only at inflated prices.
- March 12, 2019 at 8:23 pm #159857ParticipantRegistered On: December 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 179Has thanked: 205 timesBeen thanked: 210 times
Thanks for the tip, Tabitha. I was able to find the full movie (“A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story”) on youtube. I added it to my CD movies folder, and hope to find the time to watch it some time soon.
- March 12, 2019 at 10:48 am #159703Adeline JohnstonParticipantRegistered On: January 15, 2018Topics: 2Replies: 21Has thanked: 6 timesBeen thanked: 47 times
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- March 11, 2019 at 10:54 am #159441Stephanie YorkParticipantRegistered On: May 22, 2017Topics: 2Replies: 22Has thanked: 42 timesBeen thanked: 24 times
Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde. It was made in 1971. I doubt that most of you have not seen it.
- March 11, 2019 at 7:36 pm #159575ParticipantRegistered On: January 18, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 91Has thanked: 121 timesBeen thanked: 95 times
Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde. I loved that film Stephanie. A classic transexual fantasy. The Danish Girl was enjoyable (although the real story was more interesting apparently). That scene where she was trying on outfits at the costumiers, wonderful.
I haven’t seen the Rocky Horror Show all the way through although I do remember a young man walking down the main road in my home town going to see the show live at the theater all dressed up with a beautiful girl on either arm dressed the same. I was sooo jealous, (still am).
- March 11, 2019 at 11:05 am #159445fiona mossAmbassadorRegistered On: October 7, 2018Topics: 261Replies: 975Has thanked: 1941 timesBeen thanked: 1398 times
Hi Stephanie, i had to reply to this one, as i have got it in my dvd collection!! wasnt it hammer house of horror? great movie, dont know why i didnt think of it!…..
- March 19, 2019 at 9:29 am #161632Stephanie YorkParticipantRegistered On: May 22, 2017Topics: 2Replies: 22Has thanked: 42 timesBeen thanked: 24 times
Great topic Fiona. I just did a google search of the movie and found my favorite “Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde” on DVD. I have not seen it in years. Now I am going to purchase it.
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- March 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm #159338*skippy1965(Cynthia)AmbassadorRegistered On: August 25, 2015Topics: 107Replies: 1130Has thanked: 320 timesBeen thanked: 684 times
Cap’n Di turned me on to “Stardust” -which has Robert DeNiro as a crossrdessing pirate!
- March 11, 2019 at 12:26 am #159366Jasmine FletcherParticipantRegistered On: September 7, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 235Has thanked: 118 timesBeen thanked: 294 times
Oh yes! I’d forgotten that movie. There is also the moment that Bernard is transformed into a barmaid. Now there’s a spell that would be useful.
- March 10, 2019 at 2:35 pm #159259Lacy ThomasParticipantRegistered On: January 28, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 4Has thanked: 12 timesBeen thanked: 9 times
Always loved the movie ” Switch ” . It was made in 1991 and starred Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, and Lorraine Bracco . A man is sent back to Earth , as a woman to try and find anyone that could say he was a good person …. He has to learn how to walk , the mannerisms of a woman , and more . It brings to light , that there is more to being a woman , than just being smokin’ hot .
- March 10, 2019 at 1:18 pm #159243AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 0Replies: 11Has thanked: 67 timesBeen thanked: 12 times
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story. I’ve seen this movie 2-3 times already, lol. Very emotional and a must see in my opinion.
Boy Meets Girl: I just recently watched this on Hulu. A really good movie.
These are my two, I hope you enjoy…….xoxo
- March 10, 2019 at 12:27 pm #159235Tabitha B.ParticipantRegistered On: August 23, 2015Topics: 3Replies: 56Has thanked: 18 timesBeen thanked: 59 times
My favorites are: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; The Crying Game; and any John Waters movie starring Divine, (which I guess is all of them)!
But, who could ever forget the remarkable director Ed Wood, and his masterpiece: Glen or Glenda? Glen or Glenda is unintentionally funny due to some directorial errors, and who can ever forget Bela Lugosi saying: “That c***suc** Boris Karloff!”, or Ed’s real life poor wife forever searching for her missing sweater, (which Ed often wore like a security blanket)! Ed Wood had a heart of gold, attempted to humanize crossdressers to a then hostile world, and was largely a man ahead of his time. RIP Ed.
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- March 10, 2019 at 10:19 am #159209Amy MyersParticipantRegistered On: February 11, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 192Has thanked: 333 timesBeen thanked: 207 times
I saw Victor Victoria at the theatre and enjoyed it lots, and have seen twice since then.
- March 10, 2019 at 9:51 am #159202Tessa LoveParticipantRegistered On: February 19, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 24Has thanked: 22 timesBeen thanked: 39 times
Watched slot of on the list and some of the ones the members mentioned..but, yes ubagree a good all time fav is The Rocky Horror Picture Show..all time classic..but do luv tootsie, crying game..Good experience story their but not for this thread😁😉”..mrs doubtfire, the Danish girl, which I loved I really enjoyed that movie way more than I thought I would. Xoxo
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- March 10, 2019 at 7:56 am #159173Smartina FonteynParticipantRegistered On: December 14, 2017Topics: 0Replies: 17Has thanked: 4 timesBeen thanked: 16 times
I think this is a good question to see what all the films are Fiona. My fav has to be Some Like it Hot, Golden Age Hollywood at the same time x
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- March 10, 2019 at 1:34 am #159113fiona mossAmbassadorRegistered On: October 7, 2018Topics: 261Replies: 975Has thanked: 1941 timesBeen thanked: 1398 times
Hi Girls, just to clear things up, i know ive missed loads out!!! the list is by no means complete and anyway, it would not be fun if i did list most! I’m glad you are enjoying the poll, many thanks for all the replies, so far! please keep them rolling in! love to all xx 🙂
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- March 9, 2019 at 8:44 pm #159084ParticipantRegistered On: December 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 179Has thanked: 205 timesBeen thanked: 210 times
I’ll have to go with “Boy Meets Girl” as my all-time favorite.
Of those on your list I enjoyed “Just Like a Woman” and “Ma Vie en Rose.” I’m not a fan of “Mrs. Doubtfire” nor “Tootsie,” although I have seen both.
I’ve heard of “All the Queen’s Men,” and I’m putting it on my DVD rental queue. “A Little Bit of Lippy” sounds like it might be fun, so I’ll queue that one up as well.
As to movies not on your list, I saw mentioned “The Danish Girl” which I would highly recommend, and “Breakfast on Pluto” is certainly worth watching.
Some not mentioned (yet) by anyone: “Soldier’s Girl” (great movie but with a real downer of an ending); “Une Novelle Amie”; “Different for Girls”; “The Crying Game” (too depressing to be a favorite of mine); “Transamerica” (even though the main character, a pre-op TS is played by a GG)
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- March 10, 2019 at 1:23 pm #159245AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 0Replies: 11Has thanked: 67 timesBeen thanked: 12 times
I loved that movie! I know I’ll watch it again someday. Have you seen; A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story? Very powerful movie!! Highly recommend, hehe
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- March 10, 2019 at 8:22 pm #159345ParticipantRegistered On: December 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 179Has thanked: 205 timesBeen thanked: 210 times
Well, it looks like “A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story” might be hard to find. It’s not on NETFLIX (which is my main rental place). Looks like if I were an Amazon “Prime” member I might be able to stream it. Trailers on youtube seem like a CD movie I’d want to see.
I’ll keep it in mind if an opportunity comes up. Thanks for the recommendation!
- March 9, 2019 at 8:40 pm #159083KristaParticipantRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 3Replies: 43Has thanked: 6 timesBeen thanked: 58 times
There are so many good ones that are not on the list. Obviously Rocky Horror, one of my all-time favorite films, which I watch more often than just Halloween. I remember going to the theatre to watch it in the late 1970s and having the appropriate props (toast, newspaper, water gun, cards, etc). And Some Like it Hot is still one of my favorites as well. That one takes me back (and maybe gives away my age). Also on my list are: To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar; The Crying Game; Transamerica; Laurance Anyways; and Soldier’s Girl. Thanks for the great question Fiona.
- March 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm #159051SofiParticipantRegistered On: January 31, 2017Topics: 0Replies: 9Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 5 times
Not seen many of those listed – those I have seen are ‘comedic’ to say the least! But from the comments I ought to watch The Danish Girl and, since my Wife absolutely loves Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders anyone?), I’ll definitely be seeing Breakfast On Pluto…
I’ve had a hard time enjoying The Rocky Horror Show in the past (repression, self-hatred y’all know where I’m coming from :-), but now I am ‘out’ it’s a fantastic rule-busting film, especially since it’s soooo old, jeez – back in the 70’s the closet’s were lead-lined and nailed shut!
Good on Richard O’Brien for busting all the rules ‘back in the day’
- March 9, 2019 at 4:35 pm #159028Nikki SiDeeParticipantRegistered On: February 4, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 50Has thanked: 30 timesBeen thanked: 50 times
The 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show……watch it every year at Halloween!
- March 9, 2019 at 5:49 pm #159049Carolyn KayParticipantRegistered On: August 25, 2016Topics: 0Replies: 5Has thanked: 15 timesBeen thanked: 1 time
I forgot about the Rocky Horror Picture Show, I also watch it every Halloween.
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- March 9, 2019 at 7:10 am #158927MonaParticipantRegistered On: December 18, 2018Topics: 2Replies: 22Has thanked: 100 timesBeen thanked: 65 times
Great topic, Fiona.
It’s definitely “The Danish Girl” for me. With a few notable exceptions (e.g., Boys Don’t Cry), most of the films on your list employ cross dressing for comedic effect. Nothing wrong with that – they’re all great movies. The Danish Girl is an intense, highly-personal examination of one individual’s transgender journey in all its triumph and tragedy. I think there’s plenty in this film that would, in whole or in part, resonate with almost everyone here at CDH, regardless of where one falls on the gender spectrum.
Also on my list is Dallas Buyers Club for its portrayal of Rayon (Jared Leto), a transgender woman living with AIDS who becomes Ron Woodroof’s (played by Matthew McConaughey) business partner in the Dallas Buyers Club. (Editorial note: this was back when it was still possible for me to consider McConaughey a serious actor, before he started doing those stupid car commercials!).
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And who don’t love Candy and the rest of the Warhol/Factory crew?
Can’t tell you how honored I was to become FB pals (on me boy? side there) with Holly Woodlawn before her passing.
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Hmm, I’ve only seen one on your list (Tootsie). I must get out more…
When I was young I was fascinated by two movies: the well known “Some Like it Hot” (cue Fiona groaning that she hadn’t put it on the list) and Danny La Rue in “Our Miss Fred”. Every time they appeared on the TV I watched them. I wonder if my parents noticed?
I watched for the first time a couple of movies last year, both of which I’d recommend for perhaps differing reasons: “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” and “The Danish Girl”.
I do remember seeing Divine in “Polyester” at the cinema with “Odorama” (scratch and sniff cards.) That was fun!
- March 9, 2019 at 5:04 am #158907ParticipantRegistered On: August 25, 2016Topics: 0Replies: 5Has thanked: 15 timesBeen thanked: 1 time
Like you, I don’t know most of the movies listed. The Danish Girl is a timeless drama that is easy to relate to. I find almost any movie with a CD or TS theme usually will hold my interest.
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