The Hunt for Edward D. Wood, Jr. - Transvestitism
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TRANSVESTITISM
on film


Ed was a transvestite.

That's the term that men of medical science use for a man who wears women's clothes.

Naturally, this habit made its way into Ed's films.


Ed Wood
Ed is depicted in drag several times in this biopic.
Glen and Glenda
At a couple of points in the film, Glen is seen hanging out with his friends, who are also cross-dressers.

In one scene Glen fantasizes about Glenda having sex with his friends while they are still in drag.
Glen or Glenda
Ed (as Glen) is shown in drag throughout the film. Also other transvestites are shown, including Glen's friend Johnny.
I Awoke Early The Day I Died
To escape a mental institution, a thief kills a nurse and dresses in her clothes.
I Woke Up Early The Day I Died
To escape a mental institution, a thief kills a nurse and dresses in her clothes.
The Love Feast
Near the end of this sex romp, four dominating girls make Ed dress in a woman's nightie, panties and shoes.
Mrs. Stone's Thing
Ed has a small role as a transvestite in this film written and directed by his friend Joseph Robertson.
Night of the Fools
This light-hearted look at the making of Plan 9 From Outer Space features several scenes of Ed shown in drag.
The Sinister Urge
An officer dresses in drag to catch a lady killer.
Take It Out In Trade
Ed has a long scene in this film in drag.
The Violent Years
It's the girls that dress as guys in this one.

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