Monday, July 30, 2018

Destiny – a TG trip back to the 1960s



TG fiction and comics are full of clichés, and that is fine with me. But sometimes there comes a long a completely original concept that blows your mind. The latest comic by Femur and Smooch is like that.

I have never seen anything like it. The storytelling is great, the illustrations spot on, and the historical settings impeccable.

There are limits to what I can tell you without giving the game away, but the story takes place in the late 1960s in USA. Chad is searching for his missing brother Jeremy, and a meeting with a girl in San Fransisco leads him to a hippie commune in a remote part of Marine County. This collective seems to be run by a man called Max, but for some reason all the other members are women – sexy women, beautiful women, attractive women.

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.