Sunday, December 31, 2023

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, the 1971 gender change horror movie

Back in 1971 the British production company Hammer Film Production presented another Gothic horror movie: Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde. It was based on the 1886 story The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

(The movie should not be confused with the 1995 comedy Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde).

The Hammer movies has never been considered high art by any means, but the effective use of clichés (amazing Victorian characters and sets, to name one) and clever filming and editing continue to be fun to watch. The company is still around.

Dr. Jekyll is looking for an elixir of life and realizes that giving flies female hormones make them live longer. They also turn males into females.  

Planning to use himself as a human test subject Dr. Jekyll has to get hold of bodies of women to get access to said hormones, and while he starts out buying corpses provided by grave robbers it all soon escalates into murders of the Jack the Ripper kind.

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde does have some crossdreamer qualities. The first transformation scene is clearly an erotic one, and much more explicit than the clip below may indicate. The movie also makes use of a trope from TG fiction, where the female personality - sexy, alluring and obsessive - threatens to take over completely. 

All in all it is not a bad movie, as far as B movies go. Do not expect realism, though. It takes only 30 seconds from the doctor drinks a glass of female hormones until "Sister Hyde" takes over. We wish!

See also discussion over at Crossdream Life.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

New body swap movies and TV series of interest

It seems the interest in gender body swap movies and TV series come and go, but recently we have had quite a few you might want to take a look at.

This post is partly based on information shared over at Crossdream Life.

Body Swap (2011)

Timothy Morton has made an independent movie starring Ella Jordan and Jimmy Kustes, called Body Swap.

As is often the case with such movies the plot is there to explore gender differences and how men and women can learn to better understand each other. 

It is not made by a crossdreamer.

I see that it is found on Amazon, Tubi and Plex in some areas.


Swap Me Baby  (2022)

This is one seriously trippy movie, and not only because one of the main characters is using magic mushrooms.

Lily, business woman and control freak, ends up in bed with Philippe, a French mushroom tripping gigolo. So they get pregnant. Their therapist recommends a trip to a cabin in the woods, introducing them to a magic box that... you know, does magic. Hence the body swap.

I do not know what to make of the film. First and foremost it is some kind of crazy romantic comedy. But it has some serious undertones as well. 

I also made note of the fact that whoever made this film is a sucker for body swap movies in general. There is even a reference to the original Freaky Friday movie.

This is not a crossdreamer movie, either, but it is a lot of fun.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Using AI to create dream images of your other self

AIs like Dall-E, Stable Diffusion and Midjourney makes it possible to create close to photorealistic images of people. 

The better you are at describing the image you want to see, the closer the image is to your inner vision of what you'd like to see.

This means that it is now possible to generate an image of your inner dream girl for free or for a relatively low price.

I have been testing out Midjourney version 5 for a day or so, and is impressed with the results. Midjourney can now produce images that are nearly photorealistic, or – if you prefer – art inspired paintings and drawings.

It is possible to make images where people change gender, although you have to work a bit harder to make that work.

I have shared some more images over in the Crossdream Life forum. If you have done anything similar, please share your images there.

How to use Midjourney.