Friday, May 4, 2018

The Sex Trip, a missed opportunity

Eddie wakes up and finds out he has become Jade Ramsey.
Anthony Cohen's movie The Sex Trip makes use of nearly all the gender bender clichés we know from Fictionmania:

Vain and misogynistic male chauvinist bastard? Check! This one is even writing books about how to trick women into sleeping with you.

Meeting wizard/witch/genie who wants to teach him the true value of love? Check! It is a homeless woman this time, and as he refuses to kiss her, he soon finds himself waking  up in a sexy woman's body.

Hilarious bathroom scene with missing penis panic and breast grabbing? Check! Although it is not that funny, and there isn't much breast grabbing. You should think... well, nevermind.

Learning to know the value of real love after having spent time as a woman? Check! So what seems like a traditional sexist movie at the start, turns out to have a pro-woman, nearly feminist, message in the end.

It is not a bad movie, per se. It presents itself as a romantic comedy, and it truly is an unpretentious romantic comedy.


Monday, January 29, 2018

MTF Bodyswap Comic Crosswind to Become TV series


There is a nice presentation of the comic Crosswind over at Crossdream Life.

I have not read it myself -- yet! -- but it is a bodyswap story where a hit man and a suburban housewife find themselves trapped in each others' bodies.

Major Spoilers report that the comic will be turned into a TV series as well. Variety writes that the executive producer will be Vanessa Piazza of Lost Girl and Dark Matter. Co-creator/artist Cat Staggs will apparently be a consulting producer for the show.

The comic is available from Image comics.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thai and Chinese MTF body swap movies

If you hurry, you might catch two recent body swap movies from Asia over at YouTube.

The two are If I Were You (Biàn shēn nánnǚ), a decent romantic comedy from China and Love Arumirai, a slapstick comedy from Thailand.

Turn on English subtitles using the Youtube settings. The Chinese movie has a few audio drop-outs.

I have written more about them over at Crossdream Life.




Monday, October 2, 2017

J.J. Abrams is planning a live-action version of the Japanese body-swap anime Your Name


Your Name must be the best body-swap movies ever made.  It is a beautiful love story, and the kind of high quality anime we have normally seen from Studio Ghibli.

The two main characters switch bodies, but in a fashion that is much more complex that we see in most movies using this plot device.

The 2016 movie was made by  Noritaka Kawaguchi and Genki Kawamura, and was a huge hit world wide. If you haven't seen it, do so now.

Deadline reports that J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode IX) and Lindsey Weber will produce for Bad Robot, along with Genki Kawamura.

American adaptations of films from other countries are problematic. This applies to anime, as well.  Ghost in the Shell was a fiasco. Still, I am looking forward to this one.



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Monday, September 4, 2017

Inside You, A Feminist Body-Swap Movie

The body-swap theme seems to be popular among some directors these days.
Inside You is a brand new one, directed by a woman, Heather Fink, and is playing in some US theaters right now.

I haven't seen the movie yet. It is marketed as a romantic comedy, and the write-up goes like this:
Stephanie and Ryan have been dating for 5 years but their views on marriage couldn't be more different. After a botched marriage proposal and an encounter with a magical object, Stephanie and Ryan switch bodies. They navigate the wonders and challenges of the opposite sex while making unexpected discoveries about each other.
Heather Fink plays the role of the main female character herself. This is her first feature film.

To SplitSider she says:
It was important to me that the female character was not a stereotype of a woman and the male character was not a stereotype of a man. I think in real women, there are several contradictions when it comes to what being a woman is all about. So what is it really then when we switch bodies?   


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cleo/Leo, bigoted business man becomes sexy woman in this 1980s movie


It is amazing to see how many male to female transformation movies follow the exact same plot:

1. Callous and sexist boss is transformed into a sexy woman
2. Sexy woman learns how it is to be a woman facing all this crap
3. And most often: Boss learns to live as a woman

This applies to Sam, The Sex Trip, Goodbye Charlie, and Switch.

Leo/Cleo is another one, from 1989, made by porn film director Chuck Vincent and with porn actress Veronica Heart in the leading role. In spite of some nudity, this is not a porn movie, however.

You could better categorise it as some kind of romantic action comedy.  It is not good, but it is not bad either, and Veronica Heart actually knows how to act.

For readers of this blog, it is worth the time.

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A Great TG Comic Creator: Kennal

One of my favorite TG comic makers is Kennal, who can be found over at TG Comics.

These are hand drawn comics, brightly colored, and with great story telling.

Anyway, she has a new chapter of her Raan series out now.

This is a crossdresser love story set in a cosplay culture.

She has also comics with magical body transformations.

Read Raan's Doll here!