Glen or Glenda

The daring gender nonconformity of Ed Wood’s Glen or Glenda

By Sarah Cleary

As Ed Wood's exploitation film partly based on his own experience celebrates its 70th anniversary, its progressive take on performing gender is ripe for rediscovery.

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