Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 171: Tue June 20

She-Man (Clark, 1967): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.30pm

Tonight's pick is a TGirlsonFilm & Funeral Parade presentation…

Prince Charles Cinema introduction:
Devilish drag queen, Dominita (Dorian Wayne) force feminises ex-solider, Albert Rose (Leslie Marlowe), and blackmails him for deserting during action in the Korean War. This pre-stonewall exploitation classic takes the previous decades Jorgensen mania and ranks it up a notch, an early credit by Bob Clark of Black Christmas cult fame and a bizarre but charming attempt at tolerance towards trans identities. Both lead actors were popular drag queens of their day, with a cameo from 60s trans performer, Hans Crystal. The film is part exploitation, part psychodrama and part kinky fantasy. The films original tagline read “Is he?..or Isn’t she? Only the doctors know for sure” Well, its 2023 now darling so resident trans film hosts Sarah & Jaye have sent the doctors packing and taken over, for the next in there trans-exploitation series.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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