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Encyclopedia > Glen or Glenda

Glen or Glenda or I Lived 2 Lives is a movie filmed in 1953, starring its director Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi, and Wood's then girlfriend Dolores Fuller. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Edward D. Wood, Jr. ... 1931 film poster, promoting Bela Lugosis genre-defining turn as Dracula. ... Girlfriend of the notorious Ed Wood, Dolores Fuller (born 1923) also earned popularity in her own right. ...

The movie, a fictional documentary approach to transvestitism, was semi-autobiographical in nature; Wood himself was a transvestite, and fans of this movie state that Wood filmed it as a plea for tolerance. The story goes that around the time the movie was made, the world's first successful sexual reassignment operation was performed, and a Hollywood producer wanted a movie to exploit the headlines. Ed took the job, took the money, and instead produced a movie about transvestites. A documentary is a work in a visual or auditory medium presenting political, scientific, social, or historical subjects in a factual and informative manner. ... This article deals with the history of the word transvestite. For information about cross-dressing, see there. ... This page is about tolerance as a social concept. ... Sex reassignment surgery (SRS) includes the surgical procedures by which a persons physical appearance and function of their existing sexual characteristics are changed to that of the other sex. ...

While the film was earnest, there was no denying its ineptitude. Leonard Maltin's best-selling Movie and Video Guide names this film as "possibly the worst movie ever made." Moviegoers familiar with Wood's movies cite this movie as being even worse than his more famous Plan 9 from Outer Space -- and this makes it a must-see for afficianadoes of bad movies. Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950) is a well-known and influential American film critic. ... Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1957 Ed Wood science fiction horror movie. ...

Memorable Quotes

"Beware of the big green dragon sitting at your door: it eats little boys, little dog tails and fat snails!"

"Pull the strings, dance!"

Bela Lugosi as the narrator



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