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« on: August 27, 2008, 05:20:56 PM »

Reader review by Astrid Jakobs.  Glen is engaged to a wonderful gal, but he has not told her that he likes to wear women's clothing.  Does Glen really love Barbara, or does he just want her for her pink angora sweater?

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 08:37:30 PM »

It was the hallucination scene in GLEN OR GLENDA that started me on my love of bad movies.  I didn't know anyone could film someone like that--and I didn't yet understand why anyone would film something like that!
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 04:51:15 AM »

How that movie ever saw the light of day is beyond me....amazingly insane.  Poor Bela....what was I thinking...I must have...er...he must have been desprate...or drunk...or both...!  Bluesad
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008, 10:24:46 AM »

Made famous in the film "Ed Wood", the writer/director of both this and the possibly worst SF movie of all time, "Plan 9 from Outer Space".

According to that film, Wood was a transvestite himself so he thought this was a really important story to tell.

The big mysteries for me are how Wood could keep getting funding to make his terrible movies, and why the heck Lugosi agreed to appear in them. Apparently he was down on his luck, long past his Dracula days, but still...

Where do you see this movie? Is it on DVD?
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 10:52:21 AM »

Glen is not a homosexual!!


Glenda is, though.
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 11:03:40 AM »

Poor old Lugosi was apparently in dire financial straights (as well as a addict) by the time he was working in these pictures for Ed Wood, which explains a lot.

It still doesn't explain Ed Wood's direction, though.   Wink
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008, 11:58:37 AM »


Where do you see this movie? Is it on DVD?

Go to the review.  Look to the right of the title.  There is a button there saying "Buy It!" which will allow you to purchase the DVD from Amazon, and support this site at the same time.
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 12:10:30 PM »

I don't think I could process the fact that this movie was directed by and starring Ed Wood while I was actually watching it. Brain might've exploded.

This review is a bit shallow as the movie is more than simply bad; it is genuinely stupefying. I'm still at a loss to approach the list of everything wrong with it.

It's easy to laugh at because transgendered people are easy to laugh at (especially if you're ideas about sex haven't advanced since puberty) but I dare any conscious movie-watcher to even attempt viewing this one seriously.   
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2008, 01:01:13 PM »

None of the sound bytes are Bela saying "Pull the Strings, Pull the Strings"  That's the classic line from this movie.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2008, 01:37:06 PM »

This was the second Ed Wood film that I ever watched.  The First was plan 9 from outer space.  I really liked this film and am going to watch it again soon.
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2008, 01:17:33 PM »

Despite what many of us may think, most transvestites are actually heterosexuals. Many of them being married and with a family.
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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2008, 08:09:36 PM »

Despite what many of us may think, most transvestites are actually heterosexuals. Many of them being married and with a family.

Dr. Alton: "Glen is a transvestite, but he is not a homosexual. Transvestism is the term given by medical science to those persons who desperately wish to wear the clothing of the opposite sex, yet whose sex life in all instances remains quite normal."

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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2008, 11:27:12 AM »

None of the sound bytes are Bela saying "Pull the Strings, Pull the Strings"  That's the classic line from this movie.
So thats where that came from! I've heard it used elsewere, even Freakazoid.  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2008, 12:03:40 PM »

Despite what many of us may think, most transvestites are actually heterosexuals. Many of them being married and with a family.

Dr. Alton: "Glen is a transvestite, but he is not a homosexual. Transvestism is the term given by medical science to those persons who desperately wish to wear the clothing of the opposite sex, yet whose sex life in all instances remains quite normal."

True, as I have dabbled with it myself  Lookingup
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2010, 06:17:36 PM »

I find it strange that the Restored Image DVD version is cut compared to the unrestored tape derived Public Domain version that Passport Video released along with the other Wood movies.
Seriously in the Image print lines are cut, brief scenes are cut and its altogether 3 minutes shorter. It makes no difference though the public domain version seems more complete.
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