The New Girlfriend DVD is now available with English sub-titles from Netflix. This 2014 French film tells the story of a closeted crossdresser, who explores his female persona more fully after his wife dies.
I watched the film Tuesday night and there were a lot of "been there, done that" moments, so it felt authentic from my perspective.
The DVD includes some extras: trailer, deleted scenes, and a short documentary, Romain Duris: "Portrait of an Actress," which goes behind the scenes concentrating on the actor (Romain Duris) who portrays the transwoman in the film.
I thought it was interesting that Mr. Duris admitted that his sister would constantly dress him up when he was 8-years-old. "Every time we went to dinner with friends, she'd dress me up."
By the way, the film was educational, too. I learned a simple (and logical) tip for applying mascara: hold the mascara wand in your left hand when you do your left eye and switch to your right hand when you do your right eye.
Aunty Marlena e-mailed me about The Switch Drag Race, a Chilean reality/talent show. It is basically Chile's version of RuPaul's Drag Race, so it s more drag than femulation.
I tried to view the videos that are available on the show's website, but I was informed, "No videos for you." YouTube was more accommodating.
Bye & Rønning is a Norwegian comedy team, who present as the opposite gender in some of their comedy bits. Reader Jan alerted me to one such bit titled "Techno Artist Tine" that is on YouTube. After viewing it, I discovered another titled "Sweet Junior High" (see the "Femulator" image below).
My Norwegian is not very good, so I dunno how amusing Bye & Rønning really are, but their femulations are very good.
|Bye & Rønning femulating on Norwegian television.|