Friday, September 26, 2014

TG Fantasy Fiction: The Misadventures of Ka-Ron the Knight

The fantasy genre gives ample room for the exploration of cross-gender fantasies, and some authors have done so in the most fascinating ways.
Donald Allen Kirch lives in Kansas City, Missouri. He is an avid reader of history, Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, and the paranormal. He has a degree in Radio and Television Arts. He has written several books, some of them touching upon magic and the paranormal.

And yes, he has written a series of four fantasy books about Ka-Ron, the manly knight, who due to an untimely curse is doomed to spend much time as a buxom female.

He has created a rich and imaginative universe, where traditional fantasy elements meet steam punk  machinery.

Traditional fantasy figures are turned into something unusual and interesting. The dwarves are, for instance, in no way what you would expect them to be. Nor are the elves or the vampires.

The transformation element is essential to the books. Still, that does not mean that they can be reduced to TG fiction. The Nown World Chronicles are much more than that, richer and -- in many ways -- darker. The books can at time be very violent, and there are no easy ways out for our protagonists.

This is not a political drama in the Game of Throne sense. Nor do the books present the existential depth found in the books of Robin Hobbs. This is action-filled entertainment -- nothing more and nothing less.

Kirch says he is working on a new trilogy on Ka-ron. Those books, however, are to be prequels to the Nown World Chronicles, so it is unclear whether they will include gender bending of the sort found here.

You can download chapter 1 of book 1 here!


  1. The Misadventures of Ka-Ron the Knight
  2. The Return Of Ka-Ron the Knight
  3. The Lurker War 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Transparent New Series About Late in Life Sexual Transition



From Advocate : Jill Soloway's transgender TV project gets picked up for a season with promises of more trans characters.

Streaming television is about to get more Transparent, as Amazon Studios announced Monday that it picked up the family drama about a late-in-life transgender woman struggling to come out to her grown children. Written, directed, and produced by Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, The United States of Tara) and starring Jeffrey Tambor as Maura, Transparent will see a full 10-episode run, available for purchase or streaming on Amazon's Prime Instant Video service.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Forced Sexchange Story May Be Filmed

From GayNZ.

Film-maker Sir Peter Jackson is reportedly considering making a movie based on the experience of a Canadian man who a New Zealand doctor tried unsuccessfully to turn into a woman.

After a botched circumcision operation in the mid-1960s, psychologist 
and sexologist John Money, with the approval of then-seven month old David Reimer's parents, tried to convert the boy into a girl through 
gender realignment surgery. The parents then raised their son as a girl 
who they called Brenda.

However, his re-built physiognomy was at variance with his natural gender and he never identified as a girl. At age 15 Reimer, increasingly experiencing extreme psychological trauma, transitioned to living as a male. He died suddenly in 2005 at age 38.

Jackson has told the Sunday Star Times he is inclined to make another New Zealand-themed or -linked movie soon. His last was Heavenly Creatures in 1994, a movie which carried undertones of sexuality issues. He describes Money as "the doctor who was the cause of that family's misery."

Friday, September 19, 2014

Transgender Magic

Transgender magician from Manor Park stars in 1,000 Londoners film As a young boy Victoria was inspired by Paul Daniels, and the sparkly glamour of 70s variety. Nowadays, Victoria finds respite from her “grotty, humdrum life”, through her own performances of comic magic under the name “Princess Victoria Elizabeth”.  Her own website is here






Sources Newham Recorder 

Does anyone think Victoria looks like another UK based transgender magician Fay Presto??? Shown here:


Fay's personal site can be found here

Cheryl x

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Andreja Pejic’s Bio Film Fund Raise


Andrej(a) is a feature-length documentary that traces trans supermodel Andreja Pejic’s journey.

 


To help raise funds for this project visit the KickStarter page Cheryl x

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Zagria's Gender Variance in the Arts

Zagria is an important voice in the transgender community, using her Who is Who blog to pain the history of all types of gender variance.

What is not as well known is that she has also a blog covering gender variance in the arts. 

The blog contains an amazing wealth of information on gender bending and transgender themes in books and movies.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Predestination

Snook
Predestination is a new movie starring Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook.  I'm not sure of the worldwide release date, but hopefully we'll get to see it soon, since the buzz about it and the trailer (below) are very intriguing.

The core of the movie is about a time-travelling cop whose job it is to set things right.  Of course, we've seen this kind of thing before.  However the interesting part is that there seems to be a gender-bending aspect to it as well.  Not many details have been released, but if you watch the trailer, you'll see that Sarah Snook seems to be both male AND female in it.

Check out more details of the film at this IMDB link as well.

Wren

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Captive - Short Transgender Film From India

I was very impressed by this recently released short transgender film called Captive.
Watch now:


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lustomic Presents Forced Feminization Comics

Lustomic sells forced femme comics and videos, stories about boys men forcefully being changed into women. So, yes, this is a site focusing on the TG BDSM subgenre.

Many of the comics are beautifully drawn, often in  a French or a Belgian bande dessinĂ©e style. There are also computer generated graphics, as well as movies.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cross Dressing Actor Christopher Morley

I thought we should play tribute to actor Christopher Morely.

As a child I thought Christopher Morely was a true magician being able to morph himself into a very convincing female and then back again to male. He was a role model, something I personally wanted to be able to achieve when I grew up. I first saw Chris in 'Freebie and the Bean', and was totally blown away by him. It is a shame that his career was mainly in the Hollywood homophobic era, but still his performances were magical.



Here is a condensed clip of an Episode of Partners in Crime called 'Is she or isn't he?' in which Chris features from the begining.




Another television series he appeared in was Vegas, from the 1980's. Here is a clip, together with a complete play list. These clips are from Erica caddei's YouTube channel SGF, which is well worth a visit.




I don't know where Chris is these days or what he is up to, but it would be lovely to know he is well and happy. Cheryl x

Short bio from Wikipedia

Christopher Jarman Morley was born in 1951 and was the older of two sons born to William Jarman Morley, II and Frances Farmer. His paternal family originated in St. Mary's Parish of Nottingham, England but came to America in 1843, settling first in Dillsboro, Indiana and later in Carrollton, Kentucky. His great-grandfather, William Jarman Morley, I, moved to Austin, Texas in the 1870's and was a co-founder of Morley Brother's Drug Company. The company invented and patented many popular old remedies and gradually grew to include locations in several states.

Christopher's parents divorced and he and his brother, David Morley, were raised by their mother and allowed little contact with their father, a prominent veterinarian in El Paso, Texas.

 Christopher Morley was accepted to UCLA in 1969 with a major in mathematics. Once at UCLA, he changed his major to dance and studied ballet with Mia Slavenska. He also studied ballet with Stanley Holden at the Los Angeles Music Center. He performed with the Santa Monica Ballet Co. at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in their production of 'The Nutcracker.' Later he obtained his license in Cosmetology, and worked in Beverly Hills at the John Peters Hair Salon, on Rodeo drive. He and his Style Assistant, Robert A. Romero, achieved recognition and success in the Beverly Hills/Hollywood area. Unfortunately, his Assistant, Robert, moved on the Eric Serena Hair Salon, working with stars, such as Cher and others. Both later regretted this career change and separation of a successful work relationship. An actor and female impersonator who specialized in cross-dressing roles in the 1970s and '80s.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Give Yourself A New Face

I find this technology fascinating.  Granted, it isn't a true transformation and there's no mention of anything TG-related. However after watching the video, you'll see that it's not much of a leap to extend the concept to the idea of projecting one person's face onto someone else's.

The way I look at it, it's kind of the reverse of the Oculus Rift. Instead of YOU seeing the WORLD differently, the WORLD would be seeing YOU differently.

Here's a short article about the technology...


But certainly check our the video below as well.  It's mesmerizing to watch.  Also worth noting that the model has her eyes closed for the whole demonstration, even though you'd swear that she opens them.

Wren




Monday, September 1, 2014

Sex Change Regret & Retransition


A most fascinating documentary regarding retransition and sexchange regret. The other parts are also on You Tube.

"I simply grew out..... of the feelings I had, that made me want to live as a female" 

So what made someone grow out of these feelings? Judy/Josef Kirchner looked great as a female and was in every way a female when she is saying how she wants to be male again. Are there those who are truly duel gendered to the point  where they need to do one role full time and then another?

And what of Josef today? He has a new website 'Mangina Man'
Cheryl x