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.


Mr. Queen (2020...)

This is one of the best South Korean TV series I have seen in quite a while. Great photography, good acting (even in the slapstick parody scenes), wonderful costumes and an intriguing story. It is available on Netflix where I live. Elsewhere you can find it on Rakuten Viki.

After waking up in the body of a 19th-century Korean queen, an arrogant chef must navigate the royal court and cope with the fact that he is now a woman. It is the dynamics between this new queen and the king that drives much of the plot. Shin Hye-sun does a great job as the MTF Queen Cheorin and Kim Jung-hyun, as King Cheoljong, is not bad either.

There are a lot of historical 19th century dramas on South Korean TV, but this one is much better than most of them.


As far as I understand it Mr. Queen is inspired by the Chinese TV drama Go Princess Go (2015).  Go Princess Go is very weird, even if it has the exact same plot as Mr. Queen. The acting is pure parody, the sets are cheap and the whole concept very queer in a drag kind of way.

It seems the Chinese censors finally understood the LGBT angle, because the makers of this TV series have been forced to make a lot of edits.

It is available for free on YouTube.

The Day of Becoming You (2021)

The Day of Becoming You is also Chinese, but much better than Go Princess Go. It is a typical upper class celebrity drama, where the commoner (a gossip journalist) switches bodies with a K-pop star (C-pop star?).

The body swap plays an important role in the first half of the first season, but then it returns to a more traditional TV drama.

This one is also available at Rakuten Viki.

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