Category: ed wood

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Ed Wood (1994), dir. Tim Burton

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Ed Wood

myfriendisaac: Ed Wood: a hack filmmaker with…

myfriendisaac:

Ed Wood: a hack filmmaker with an unshakable vision & a strong fixation for women’s angora sweaters assembles the strangest cast imaginable to help create his science fiction feature entitled “Plan 9 From Outer Space.” Persistence & sheer madness fuel Edward D. Wood Jr’s cinematic pursuits!

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Happy Birthday to my birthday twin, Ed Wood 🖤

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Three scenes of Johnny as Shirley in “Ed Wood”, 24 years ago:

Ed Wood dressed as woman revealing his alter-ego, he filming for his project “Glen and Glenda” and the funny striptease dance in a party.
Hope you enjoy, and if possible, watch this great movie! xoxo

“This story’s gonna grab people. It’s about this guy, he’s crazy about this girl, but he likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He’s torn, Georgie. This is drama.” – Johnny as Ed Wood.

Three scenes of Johnny as Shirley in “Ed Wood”…

Three scenes of Johnny as Shirley in “Ed Wood”, 24 years ago:

Ed Wood dressed as woman revealing his alter-ego, he filming for his project “Glen and Glenda” and the funny striptease dance in a party.
Hope you enjoy, and if possible, watch this great movie! xoxo

“This story’s gonna grab people. It’s about this guy, he’s crazy about this girl, but he likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He’s torn, Georgie. This is drama.” – Johnny as Ed Wood.

Johnny as Shirley (Ed Wood’s drag “alter ego…

Johnny as Shirley (Ed Wood’s drag “alter ego”), in “Ed Wood”, 24 years ago.

“Ed Wood: I like to dress in women’s clothing.
Georgie
Weiss:
You’re a fruit?

Ed Wood:

No, not at all. I love women. Wearing their clothes makes me feel
closer to them.

Georgie
Weiss:
You’re not a fruit?

Ed Wood: No, I’m all man. I even fought in W.W.2. Of course, I was wearing
women’s undergarments under my uniform.

This
was the first time Johnny played a character dressed as woman in a movie. In real life, Ed Wood said that his mother used to dressed him in girls’ clothing as a child, once she’d like to have a daughter. Wood’s transvestism was not a sexual inclination, but rather a neomaternal comfort derived mainly from Angora fabric.

At
that time, Johnny researched everything he could about transvestism, and even
received a package with literature and photographs from Miss Vera’s Finishing School
in New York City, a school for boys who want to be girls, instructing men on
how to behave like women. In a letter they attached, they wrote “We heard you were doing this film. We could
help you become a woman”.
Johnny thought in cross the country just to investigate
what they were doing there, but thanked the help and kept his research in Los
Angeles:
I’m telling you. Being
a woman is hard. You’ve got all the makeup and bras and stuff – it’s a lot of
work. You can never fully understand what it’s like to be a woman until you
have to wear those clothes. And playing a transvestite is even harder. You have
to make a real commitment to it. You have to hide stuff and tuck it away and
it’s really quite painful. I’m telling you, I have a lot of respect for
transvestites.” 

One day, while filming, Johnny looked himself in a mirror and thought that he “was the ugliest woman he ever seen”
once he looked huge in those clothes, but got surprised with the comfort. And
to become more comfortable with the role, Johnny, as usual, got so deep in his
character that he was reported one time to have gone out for a drink fully
dressed with woman’s clothing:
It was
spookily comfortable. The only time I felt weird was when I had to do a
striptease. But I didn’t have any fear about what the audience might think. It would
have spoiled the effect if I had looked uneasy in any way. However, I am getting
better at walking in high heels.
18 years later Johnny repeated the same
thought, but now while watching Alice Cooper performing in “Dark Shadows”: “Ugliest woman I have ever seen”.

Johnny
has always being open minded, even in the 90’s when the homophobia rate was pretty
high, and people in drag used (and still
are)
to be easy targets of prejudice. At that time some actors also used to
be concern about the consequences of dressing up in women’s clothing, but
Johnny didn’t worry about it. The audience and critics loved his performance.
His costume designer, Collen Atwood, even said that he looked great as a woman
and when she put him in Angora for the first time, she said: “God, he looks
beautiful”

Even though, Johnny became shy and picky about who was around when he
changed costume, one year later, in the 1995 “Don Juan DeMarco”, he appeared dressed
as a harem girl in a scene, and 5 years later, in
2000, Johnny makes his third performance as a transvestite in “Before Night
Falls
”. 

Will Johnny makes another cameo dressed as woman in the future? Only time will tell…