Bright, never-tiring eyes watch this world
As silently and patiently as stars
Making their endless rounds above us.
'Glen or Glenda' Movie ReviewIntroduction:'Glen or Glenda' Movie Review by ShakespeareFreak
I first became interested in seeing this movie because it is referenced in my favorite Johnny Depp film, Ed Wood. I saw Plan 9 from Outer Space for the same reason. Plan 9, by the way, is a train wreck, with few redeeming qualities save as an unintentional comedy. Glen or Glenda, however, left me with considerably more complicated feelings.
About the Film:
The film was originally inspired by the true story of Christine Jorgensen, a MTF transgender whose sex change operation made the headlines back in the 1950s. But Jorgensen refused to give up the rights to her story, forcing the studio to create a fictional story rather than a biopic.
Edward D. Wood, Jr., who directed it, wrote the screenplay, and starred as Glen/Glenda (under the false name “Daniel Davis”), was himself a transvestite, and the film was semi-autobiographical.
The film also starred Béla Lugosi as “The Scientist,” a sort of omniscient