Friday, March 27, 2020


Stana Goes to the Movies

Peacock is a 2010 film starring Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, and Susan Sarandon. I knew nothing about this film going in except that Murphy crossdressed in it; after his great crossdressing performance in Breakfast on Pluto, I thought I would give Peacock a peek.

It was a very interesting film and held my attention from beginning to end. It really was not a film about being trans, although there are trans elements in the film that many of us can identify with.

I am not a psychologist, nor do I play one on television, so I am not sure what to call the mental condition that Murphy played in the film. I guess he had a multiple personality disorder (distinct male and a female personalities) and his deceased abusive mother was the cause.

Murphy's femulation was very good. As a female, he/she passed and none of the other characters in the film figured him/her out. In reality, I think that someone might have put two and two together, but that did not occur in this story.

One thing that bothered me about Murphy's femulation is that he/she wore male underwear (a T-shirt and briefs) under his/her female clothing. In my humble opinion, someone with his/her disorder would wear female underwear when he/she was in female mode, but that is just my opinion.

The underwear issue did not ruin the film for me and I recommend Peacock to all.

Source: Cynthia Rowley
Wearing Cynthia Rowley

Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy femulating in the 2005 film Breakfast on Pluto.


  1. I've always envied the actors who get to have a feminine makeover by the incredible Hollywood makeup artists. I wish they could work their magic on me!

  2. Cillian Murphy is a substantially good actor who usually plays very masculine men. It's a great credit to his acting ability for him to play Kitten in "Breakfast on Pluto" and both John and Emma in "Peacock". I think Stana has it right describing john/Emma as having a multiple personality disorder. At the start of the film "their" identity confusion seems to be a comfortable "John is the breadwinner and Emma is the homemaker' typical American lifestyle of the time -- except they're the same person. A sudden event upsets the happy "marriage" and puts the multiple personalities in a sort of competition. One of them, now publicly exposed, is becoming dominant.

    As was Stana, I was fully engaged throughout the film. That Murphy is able to portray both characters and show us the trauma of the mental push-pull is a credit to his craft. Kitten in "Breakfast" might have been named Patrick, buy she was always "Kitten". What Murphy did in "Peacock" was much more challenging. And I highly recommend some of his other films. He's a very fine actor.

  3. Dear Stana,

    Cillain Murphy is one of my favorite actors. He femulated in a 3rd film in just a few scenes. His character worked as a bartender and the bar had either a gender-swap event or a costume party (I don’t remember which). Cillian’s character femulated strictly for the event. His character was a masculine, non-transgender guy. His femulation was not as good as in BREAKFAST ON PLUTO or PEACOCK. He just played a regular guy cross-dressing just for the event at the bar. I wasn’t able to find the name of the film.



    1. AnonymousMay 19, 2023

      It was a film named “Sunburn”! Where a group of Irish kids went to Montauk,Long Island NY on a work program!

  4. Many fans 'a crushing, on Kitten Quote:
    Dear sir unseen, not all of us were born with a large bosom. I am what they call a svelte gamine.
    — Breakfast on Pluto (2005)