Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Buy yourself a TG comic for the holiday season! The Harper Kelly Story


I like TG Comics. It has become the important gateway into transgender comics, erotic or otherwise. Quite a few of them are even free.

Today, however, I would like to draw your attention to one of their Premium comics, the Ballad of Harper Kelly. It is made by one of my favorite TG artists, Sturkwurk, together with Renee Roselli.

Sturkwurk is making 3D computergenerated graphics (using Poser, I believe), and as many of you will know, that is not without its risks. You easily end up in the socalled "Uncanny Valley", where people look nearly real, but not real enough. Hence the "uncanny".

Sturkwurk knows how to make use of genuine facial expressions and more to make the images look natural, however. This works. And Renee's story is fun and engaging.

Harper Lee works at a nanotech company that is not amused by his attempts at bringing ethics into the business model. They have the most interesting ways of making him and his police girl friend shut up.

The comic has some sexually explicit sections, but I guess the readers of this blog won't mind.

The Ballad of Harper Kelly. There are (so far) two parts, each priced at US$ 7.95.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

New upcoming male to female gender transformation comedy

Amazon is to present a new movie about a sexist man being taught a lesson by witch by being transformed into a sexy woman.

This sounds like Sam all over again, the classical TG fiction theme now used in a romantic comedy.

I have written more about the movie over at Crossdream Life, where you will also find the trailer.




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Italian GrindhouseTrans Movie from 1980

Lost in Transgender has covered quite a few vintage movies with transgender themes.

In a new post Cheryl discusses a forgotten Italian soft porn movie from 1980 called Eva Man (Due sessi in uno) starring two transsexual starlets, Eva Robins and Ajita Wilson.

As Cheryl points out, to the extent American movies portrayed trans people at the time, they were most likely criminals or crazy. The Italians, however, might present trans women as sexy heroes.

By the way: That is one amazing poster!

Read Cheryl's blog post abotu Eva Man here!

Complete movie embedded below.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Candy Darling, the transgender superstar of the early seventies



Cheryl has written a great piece on Candy Darling,  the transgender superstar that influenced the alternative scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. She was a friend of people like Andy Warhol and Lou Reed.

Cheryl writes:
Andy cast her in 'Flesh' (1968) and 'Women in Revolt' (1971). Candy also had some cameo appearances in 'Klute' with Jane Fonda and 'Lady Liberty' with Sophia Loren. Candy tried hard to obtain the lead role in 'Myra Breckinridge' (1970) but lost out to Raquel Welch. She also obtained parts in some independent films such as, 'Silent Night, Bloody Night', 'Some of My Best Friends Are...' and 'Brand X'.
Read the blog post here: Transsexual Superstar Candy Darling


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sex Change in RPGs


Rani Baker has written an interesting article on gender bending in tabletop role playing games throughout the ages: “Is Every Woman Here A Sex Change?” — Trans In Cyberpunk RPG

Here is a relevant quote:

But in the 90s, the cyberpunk genre emerged to dust off these Atomic Age artefacts and carefully lay a patina of grunge over them, showcasing them between images of shock value fetish and surprisingly accurate speculation on an internet culture that was barely beginning to exist. Atomic Age fascination with transsexuals as a form of body augmentation fared no differently. The genre, with it’s focus on self-identity, chaos and tech, seemed to go hand in hand with tabletop and computer role-playing, and many series developed congruently with their spin-off RPGs. Hell, even Infocom, the makers of Zork, released a computer game where you could do drugs and hook up with transsexual strippers.
More here!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sally Bend, Author and Reviewer of TG erotica

Kella Z. Driel has interviewed Sally Bend, author and reviewer of transgender erotica.
Bend writes in Frock, a magazine for
crossdressers, drag queens and trans women.

She’s the assistant editor of Frock Magazine, a crossgender lifestyle magazine where she reviews transgender literature. Her reviews of erotica can also be found in Transformation magazine. 

You can read the whole interview over at Driel's blog.

Here is a short extract:

Kella asks: "Within the transgender genre, there are many niches, ranging from the realistic to the fantastic, with for example magical genderswap stories being one extreme. Which niches do you prefer? Are there any you avoid? Are there some you wish got more attention and others less?"

Sally answers: "In all honesty, it depends on my mood. Sometimes I want the magic of an instantaneous, effortless, perfect transformation. I want that dream of just waking up a woman, with no effort or struggle involved. Then again, sometimes I want a realistic story that pays close attention to the details of dressing, doing makeup, and learning to walk in heels.  There are days where the destination is all that matters, and days where I want to enjoy the journey.

I love that futa stories seem to be getting more attention, although it really annoys me when authors jump on the bandwagon and mislabel their characters. I’ve had to call it out in a few reviews – if she doesn’t have a hole AND a pole, then she’s not futa!

The one niche I tend to avoid is sadomasochist erotica, where the forced feminization is solely for the sake of cruelty and humiliation. A little reluctance and coercion can be erotic, so long as the sissy or cuckold learns to enjoy it, but I simply can’t relate to a character that is made to suffer through something that should be so pleasurable."

Sally Bend's facebook page.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

On how to keep your real identity secret when browsing the web

On how to establish a second
identity online and keeping it private.
Photo: Altrendo
On how to keep your online activities private from friends, family and colleagues.

People who visit TG sites and take part in forums where one discuss gender transformation and crossdressing may -- for obvious reasons -- feel the need to protect their real identity.

If you need to keep your other side a secret from family, friends, colleagues and other people, it is important to establish a good routine for reading and posting online.

Online life is becoming increasingly complicated. We often use several computers, smart phones and tablets at the same time, and the chances of someone finding out what you have been up to are increasing.

Outed by accident

I know of quite a few TG fiction fans who have had their secret "hobby" exposed to family and friends due to some accident:

1. They have been disturbed while reading and writing and left a Fictionmania story open in a tab.
2. There has been a computer crash and the PC has reopened the tabs from the previous session.
3. They have used their regular email instead of their dedicated TG email by mistake.
4. They have used their regular social media account instead of their dedicated TG one by mistake.
5. They have saved captions and stories in one of their regular document folders.
6. Family members have search the browser history in order to retrace a site and found World of TG in the list.

Compartmentalize!