Gender Bender movies are movies where a person dresses, behaves and speaks in a way characteristic of the opposite gender. This is also called cross-dressing and to get more specific, a man who dresses up as a woman is called a drag queen and a woman who dresses up as a man is called drag king. There have been many movies with characters that cross-dress but very few have been able to capture the complexities of gender, sexuality and human desires in a way that is both intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying. This article takes a look at the list of 12 best gender bender movies ever made. So here we go,
12. She’s the Man (2006)
Inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, ‘She’s the Man’ is about a teenage girl who, disguised as a boy, gets into her brother’s soccer team after her team gets cut. Amanda Bynes stars in the lead role and her exuberant performance comes off as a saving grace in an otherwise forgettable film. There are occasional moments of brilliance in the film but it just fails to come off as a whole but Bynes carries the film forward with her endearing charisma, liveliness and charm.
11. To Wong Goo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)