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!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Lost in Transgender - From the history of transgender movie making

World of TG is a site mainly devoted to the erotic side of TG dreams, including captions, stories and movies.  We use stories for entertainment and in order to understand what or who we are.

Movies has been used for this purpose for a long time, and Cheryl has done an excellent job covering older transgender oriented movies over at her site Lost in Transgender.

She writes about the backstory, the actors, the directors and the times the movies were made.

The movies can sometimes be hard to get hold of, but by doing some internet searches you will be able to find some of them.

She also uses the site to promote the Tranisa crossdressing and gender bender videos in between the historical articles.

Visit Lost in Transgender here!






Sunday, July 9, 2017

Paradox Alice, a full feature male to female transformation movie

Feminized has given us a short write-up om Ms. Mako's feature length movie, Paradox Alice.

Paradox Alice is a science fiction movie about a all male crew stranded in space after the Earth blows up.

This extreme situation forces nature to take desperate measures (or, at least, that is one of the explanations given) and one of the men is brutally transformed into a woman.

It is definitely a feminization fantasy of sorts, containing many of the elements found in TG captions and fiction. However, they become part of a much larger story about life, love, morals and religion.

See: Paradox Alice -- gender bending science fiction (NSFW).

The whole movie has now been uploaded to Youtube and you can watch it all here: