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    • April 16, 2017 9:54 PM BST
    • The answer itself, while important, is not the main issue.  The real problem is determining the question itself.  Since the Earth will be destroyed shortly before the question can be determined, we are left with only one half of the equation.



    • April 16, 2017 9:54 PM BST
    • The answer itself, while important, is not the main issue.  The real problem is determining the question itself.  Since the Earth will be destroyed shortly before the question can be determined, we are left with only one half of the equation.



    • August 14, 2011 6:33 AM BST
    • Never be without your towel

    • July 22, 2011 2:39 PM BST
    • "To say nothing of the terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side........."




    • July 18, 2011 12:32 AM BST
    • I have been moved to re-read the trilogy (in 5 parts). I had forgotten so many brilliant characters - the Vogon Captain who reads his poetry as a punishment, Agrajag (who Arthur keeps accidentally killing), Wowbagger the infinitley prolonged, who goes around insulting the entire population of the universe in alphabetical order, Gargravarr, who is having a trial seperation from his body, Hotblack Desiato, who is spending the year dead for tax reasons, The Rain God ("it wasnt raining yesterday" "it was in Doncaster"), the sperm whale accidentally brought into existance a few hundred miles above the planet Margrathea.

      And the entries in the book - who can argue against the logic that the universe does actually have a population of zero?

      Quite brilliant. Sadly Douglas Adams was taken from us much too young.        

    • July 6, 2011 10:25 PM BST
    • Bye bye dolphins.

      Eeek eek eekity eek! from Frankie and Bengie mouse. eeeeek! 

    • July 6, 2011 10:17 PM BST
    • So long and thanks for all the fish



    • July 6, 2011 8:16 PM BST
    • err, not spoken about in polite company, and don't stare...(Marvin the Paranoid Android excepted, of course.)

    • July 6, 2011 8:06 PM BST
    • You forgot the extra head!

    • July 6, 2011 7:54 PM BST
    • President of the Imperial Galactic Government. Inventor of the Pan Galactic Gargle-Blaster. Thief of the Heart Of Gold. Adventurer, ex-hippy, good timer, (crook? quite possibly), manic self-publicist, terribly bad at personal relationships, often thought to be completely out to lunch, and recently voted the Worst Dressed Sentient Being in the Universe for the seventh time running:

      Zaphod Beeblebrox

    • July 6, 2011 7:41 PM BST
    • "Norway..all those sort of crinckey bits"

    • July 6, 2011 6:17 PM BST
    • Lovely! 


      Just time for a quick bath is there perhaps?  And what's this about this wheel thingy?

    • July 6, 2011 5:59 PM BST
    • Janis,


      Look at the very bottom of my post, or click on the "more" in Recent Forum Topics for this thread (took me multiple tries to get that one to work.)




      You're right!


      Best, Mellie

    • July 6, 2011 8:30 AM BST
    • The real question is "where did all the dolphins go shortly before the earth was destroyed?"

    • July 6, 2011 7:26 AM BST
    • Very interesting Mellie, and extremely well argued, but I am still in agreement with Douglas Adams answer of "42".

    • July 6, 2011 3:31 AM BST
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    • August 17, 2016 7:04 AM BST
    • Hey, this place is super interesting! Film has a spotty history with telling trans stories. There are some filmmakers and performers who tell trans stories that are authentic and respectful. There are some superb trans characters in some movies like Agrado in All About My Mother, Vanessa in Gun Hill Road etc. I recently read a blog regarding this and I would like to share it here - 

    • March 20, 2016 12:06 PM GMT
    • Okay, let me know and if you cannot get it, maybe I can help. Watch for "Zootopia" review.

    • March 19, 2016 6:52 PM GMT
    • Thanks, will do...unless I try again in the near future and it works.

    • March 19, 2016 1:50 PM GMT
    • I am not sure about that. Send a not to Katie Glover and she will be able to help you.

    • March 18, 2016 8:06 PM GMT
    • Haha! Yeah...
      Off topic, why can't I post a photo on the wall? Keeps saying unable to load. Not for basic membership or an off day for the site? Thanks.

    • March 18, 2016 7:55 PM GMT
    • Tell to try on Halloween....then it is not so weird. Lol

    • March 18, 2016 7:18 PM GMT
    • I mean, yeah, when I ponder on it some more, Lili possibly also felt excited that her wife accepted her dressed as a woman at that moment and got even more turned onto her because of that acceptance. But for the average Joe Schmo, it's hard enough to explain to them that gender and sexual preference are separate, not to mention then add getting turned on on top of that, so it was pretty risky to add that extra nuance to the movie.

      I suppose it does remind me of a time a long time ago when I was reading Henry Miller, or no, maybe Anais Nin, when a young innocent woman was alone in her room, caressing her body and it felt good, then her hand brushed across her...(clearing throat)...well you get the gist! Hey, it's a classic literature erotica book! So yes, self-discovery includes all facets of the human experience!

      Yes, that would be a valid complaint, but I agree, no one could have played it better, he has an effeminate quality about him already, as opposed to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson! My husband would make a beautiful woman! He's got big eyes and such thick eyelashes it looks like he's naturally wearing eyeliner! He's mixed Portuguese, Sicilian, etc... I've asked if I could put makeup on him and he says "No"...ah, he's no fun! Just kidding!

      P.S. One of my favorite Eddie Redmayne movies before anyone even knew him is Black Death. Recommend if you like horror movies.

    • March 18, 2016 6:34 PM GMT
    • I think what was happening is that Lilli was getting in touch with her feminine side. This wasn't a case where someone was just getting kicks out of crossdressing; this was someone who really felt that he/she was actually trapped in the wrong body. When people start taking hormones and talking about a sex change, there is some serious business going on. I am not one of those people - I am happily married like yourself and just get a kick out of crossdressing; and it is sexually stimulating.

      I thought Redmayne did an excellent job portraying Lilly. Most of the complaints that you are going to get are going to be from MTF transexuals who feel that they should have used a TS actor; and that is a legitamate complaint. But in this case, I cannot see anyone doing a better job.

      I saw your comment about the Avengers and I agree with you. I should of watched the previous movie in order to have some background, but I forgot to. Whenever I am  watching television series that go from year-to-year, I always go back and watch the last few episodes from the previous year. My bad...

      Enjoy your comments


    • March 18, 2016 4:05 PM GMT
    • So I checked out a pretty scathing movie review that someone posted in Lucy Diamond's review here on GS (I disagree with that spectator reviewer, I loved Eddie Redmayne's mannerisms and wasn't the least bit annoyed), and read some of the comments from ordinary people below the review in the comments section, and got a better understanding of the sexualized component of when Einar first puts on women's clothes. The part that may confuse cisgender folks like me and my husband. Here's just some of the exchange:

      Cis person: I have a question, though, regarding the first part of the movie. I felt like Lili's becoming was very sexualized. The slow caress of the camera along her legs, her flirting, her almost sexual reaction to female clothes, her exploration of sexuality by mirroring the lady in the cabin. Is that an accurate representation, from your experience?

      MtF TG person: Well , from my own journey , there was a certain amount of sexual excitement at the beginning. Realising that one could start to try and dress and behave like a woman was exciting. I went to fetish clubs for two years previous to deciding to transition , learning how to dress and act within the confines of a safe place.
      At that period there was a huge amount of sexual excitement , but that may have been down to my late sexual development , as opposed to wanting to change gender. In fact at that point I had no intention of changing gender.That developed over the couple of years , as I was becoming more and more comfortable behaving and dressing like a woman.
      Sone people may find that disgusting , going to a fetish club , but I can assure you that clubs like that are a lot safer to go to than a normal night club !

      From Lilli's point of view I , of course , shouldn't really comment as I am not Lilli.
      But…The camera , I think , did sexualise her realisation of gender-change. So , quite possibly , there was a degree of it in her mind...

      ...No two transitions will ever be the same. It is not possible to say : "you have to do it this way."
      Each individual who transitions will tell his , or her , own story and each will be different.

    • March 18, 2016 1:59 PM GMT
    • Thank you, Gerri my dear! I love your feedback. Can't wait to see Concussion. Also if Beasts of No Nation were nominated for best director...he's half Japanese, a mixed race person like me! That would have been cool to see that.

    • March 18, 2016 12:50 PM GMT
    • Loved your comments and agree with most of them, Beasts of No Nation and Concussion were both oscar worthy nominations. I also agree that Danish Girl could have been better, but the lead actors were excellent. Keep up the good writing, I enjoyed it.

      Thanks, Gerri 

    • March 17, 2016 6:53 PM GMT
    • Two of the latest transgender movies--a GG's "review." More like free flowing thoughts and analysis!

      I LOVE watching movies and will watch just about anything, any genre, any subject matter. It's definitely my favorite pastime, and my husband's too! Here are two movies that came out in 2015. Some possible spoilers ahead, but both movies are relatively straightforward, so nothing big is revealed in my writing. But still, for those who love to go into movies without knowing even a teensy bit (like me), read this after you see the movie (like me, I read reviews after I see the movie).

      My husband and I watched this movie late last year. I didn't have my hopes up as I heard it was shot exclusively on an iPhone. How good can a movie be that's shot on an iPhone?! Oh, it can be GOOD! GREAT! We were captivated right away. It had that authentic indie film feel. We were quickly thrust into the trans prostitution world. The dialogue was realistic and funny, the acting was sooooo good by newcomer transgender actress Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor (first transgender woman to win a best actress Independent Spirit Award for a previous movie). We were laughing out loud so many times, yet there were many touching and nuanced moments that really showed off Rodriguez's range. By the end, you realize it's a story about how we are all lonely in this world, and how we need each other--how we need that close friendship/human connection with at least one other human being. Especially the lonely, unforgiving, and isolated world of transgender "ladies of the night."

      Okay, so the con is...they're prostitutes.... I imagine some of you cringe, similar to a black person who sees yet another black actor playing a gangbanger. So it's not a transgender story showing doctors, lawyers, salespeople, IT techs, politicians, mothers, fathers, husbands and wives who are transgender. IS a reality, coming from someone who used to go clubbing in LA (mostly gay clubs with my guy friends), coming home, you'd see a vast array of prostitutes on the streets of LA.

      My hubby and I spent a lot of time discussing this film afterwards. He would use he/him when discussing the characters, and I would say she/her. I didn't think it was that big a deal to correct him (should I have?)...but the funny thing is, when Kaitlyn came to be, I remember bringing something up and calling her Bruce Jenner, and my husband quickly retorted, "It's Kaitlyn!" Oops, sorry, that's what I meant to say! Oh yeah, and he does say she/her when talking about Kaitlyn.

      Anyway, back to Tangerine. With the Oscars So White controversy, people kept saying there needs to be more opportunities for black people. While that's very true, there WERE a lot of movies that were snubbed. Tangerine had a lot of Oscar buzz when it came out. I definitely think it could have been nominated (if the movie Precious could be! Come on, this was better, in my opinion.) Also, Straight Outta Compton was great, entertaining, I loved it (the actors AND director are black), Beasts of No Nation was absolutely stunning, amazing, goosebump-inducing (the black child actor, Abraham Attah, carried the entire movie brilliantly and Idris Elba was superb--he won the SAG award), and Creed was great (again, black director and actor not nominated). I have yet to see Concussion...we shall see...

      The Danish Girl
      We just watched this a few weeks ago. We thought we might be bored going in (my husband didn't care for this director's last movie, The King's Speech, plus The Danish Girl didn't get very rave reviews, more like mediocre), but it was very engaging nonetheless. Eddie Redmayne elevated the film with his captivating performance. Alicia Vikander won the Oscar for her heart wrenching performance! By the way, I loved her in Ex Machina.

      We went into the movie not knowing anything, never even watched the trailer, so at first we thought he's a cross dresser (but the getting turned on and having sex in women's clothes got us confused, seemed fetish-like... I think the movie would have been better off without that), then we were wondering if he was an intersex person (nosebleeds and menstrual's weird, my nose occasionally gets dry during my cycle and I get minor nosebleeds on rare occasions), then finally we understood he--she--was a transgender woman...and possibly undiscovered intersex as well. The movie was sad, Gerda lost her husband, and all those terrible misdiagnoses, and in the end, it had us both choked up (spoiler: Lili's scarf flying free). Yes, my husband is very accepting and sensitive, otherwise I wouldn't have married him. No beer guzzling, football watching macho man for me, thank you very much.

      Then, afterwards, I read the Wikipedia and bio on Lili Elbe and didn't understand why they didn't make a more truer rendition of her story, why did they make the movie based on the loosely based bestselling novel? Is real life not as exciting? The movie made it seem like she only lived a few years as a woman before deciding on surgery, when it was two decades! ( I was glad to read that! There were two operations in the movie, and four in real life, the fourth being a way-ahead-of-its-time uterine transplant. When I read that, I was blown away at how daring they were being in 1931, yet upset that they were being so daring, because she could have lived as a post op woman for a long time if not for that last surgery, which of course her body rejected without any anti-rejection meds. Just last week, a woman from the US, who I believe was born without a uterus--which a doctor on TV said is not that uncommon, 1 in 4,500--was given the uterus transplant, and it was rejected a few days later, even with today's advances in medicine. I think there's only been one successful transplant just a few years ago.

      Continuing. In the movie, Lili was Einar's cousin, when in real life they told people she was his sister. Plus the movie made it look like Gerda triggered Einar's repressed feelings suddenly, or even created these feelings out of the blue, when maybe it was something gradual he was already feeling. I guess it makes for a more interesting book/movie, that she feels all this guilt for having "made him this way," being it was her ideas in the beginning. Perhaps some spouses feel that way even till today..."did I make you this way?" But...if you think about I mentioned above, Lili was a woman for two decades, so I'm sure life with Gerda was uneventful, even peaceful and happy, and according to a Wikipedia source, Gerda maaay have been a lesbian (I'm thinking, what's wrong with her being bi?!), so they omitted that from the movie to create that gut wrenching, tearing-at-your-heartstrings love story between a wife and husband. They also didn't focus on Gerda's successful career as a book and fashion magazine illustrator, probably to show more of a big leap in success when she starts to paint the mysterious Lili.

      All in all, I'm glad to have seen the movie, because I learned about a brave pioneer (actually a lot more from Wikipedia and!) and it had gorgeous cinematography, beautiful production design, and if not for Leo, Eddie would have been the rare actor to have won back to back lead Oscars.

      Please tell me what YOU thought of these movies. I would love to hear your thoughts.

    • December 6, 2015 8:54 PM GMT
    • You have already mentioned it but I would have to say TransAmerica is my favourite

    • May 26, 2015 7:10 PM BST
    • I really liked Transparent. It won Jeffrey Tambor a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his portrayal of Maura. The series won best Comedy. It is only available on Amazon Prime though. It is their series like NetFlix does Orange is the New Black.
      Because it did so well, Amazon ordered another season.  

    • May 8, 2015 5:53 PM BST
    • Wondering about what movies people would recomend that have a TG-centric theme?


      Some that I've seen are :

      - Boys don't cry

      - TransAmerica

      - Priscilla

      - The Hot Chick

      - White Chicks (shockingly awful)

      - Paying Guests (A funny Indie flick)

      - The Birdcage

      - Kinky Boots (probably one of my favourites in the Crossdresser genre)

      - A TV movie about one of the stars of Les Girls but I can't remember the name of it

      - Rocky Horror Picture |Show (Of course!)


      Any must see's that I should watch? (preferably on Netflix with subtitles)

    • February 28, 2015 2:17 AM GMT
    • Transparent!!! such a great show

    • May 5, 2012 9:16 PM BST
    • Ugly Betty (ABC (US)): Daniel's sister. Also: beautiful people (Logo): Two boys fantasizing "about living the good life, girlfriend".

    • May 31, 2011 10:30 AM BST
    • Not a series, but an episode of 'Waking The Dead' had a transgendered character, MtF, as the main suspect.... and very attractive she was too!


      On the other hand... Hayley in 'Coronation Street' ..... but then she is played by a rg!

    • May 30, 2011 9:02 AM BST
    • (There doesn't appear to be a television forum)


      I was thinking about television series's which are about or contain transgendered people - or where gender identity is addressed. Two came to mind immediately:


      Boy meets girl:  A six (?) part series where a man and a woman swap bodies, and he is interested to discover what life is like as her. It portrayed the M2F quite interestingly I thought, though the F2M was largely overlooked, mainly because there is less they can do withit for television.


      Hunting Venus: a two part tlevision film about ten years ago starring Martin Clunes and Neil Morrisssey. Martin Clunes is attempting to put an eighties band back togethert, only to discover that the lead singer (Neil Morrissey) has had a sex change. Largely played for laughs, I enjoyed this for the obviouis reasons.        

    • February 13, 2014 10:22 PM GMT
    • My first thought when I saw this title was of Adventure Time, either with Princess Cookie or with the "gender-bending episodes" in which each character is a different gender: Finn becoming Fiona, Jake becoming Cake, Marceline becoming Marshal Lee, and The Ice King becoming The Ice Queen.

    • May 4, 2012 9:47 PM BST
    • Sundance Channel's Top 10 Pop-Culture Gender-Benders:

    • November 28, 2013 3:01 PM GMT
    • Hi Everyone, 

      My name is Lukasz, me and a few of my friends are working on a short film in Jan next year (and fingers crossed it will premiere in April 2014).
      It's a story of Sofia and her relationship with her father. When Sofia's mother suddenly dies, she reluctantly returns to the family home she swore never to go back to when her father Raymond decided to transition into a woman. Now for the first time Sofia is forced to confront the changes Raymond (now Donna) has undergone and come to terms with the consequences of her defiant choice. 
      We believe that it's going to be an amazing film and we already have some film industry professional on board, however we need some more publicity and support. 

      Our kickstarter page is already up, on it you'll be able to find more info about the project and you'll be able to support it:

      Also, please visit our facebook page:

      every 'Like' counts :)

      Thank you very much


    • June 6, 2012 8:24 PM BST
    • CSI show had storyline of murdered TG.

      Opens with the TG hanging from tree with boobs slashed with broken bottle.

      CSI cut down and look at chest.

      Then doing autopsy and lots of crap about pre-ops taking massive amounts of estrogen.

      Then mention of seeking signs of Klinefelters but none.

      Then says no other hormones in system.

      Assistant jokes about the boobs being chesticles.

      Lab tech says estrogen was very high.

      CSI go see mother. 'My son is not a freak.'

      CSI checks mobile phone and traces regular caller as an older guy.  so no doubt the storyline will continue with the older guy paying the  for sex.

      CSI find coworker who hates transpeople.

      Coworker says he and dead TG and girls go swimming and girls freak out when the wet tshirt shows the boobs.

      Coworker says him and girl sleave quick in disgust leaving TG alive.

    • March 5, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    • Well, I'm a year too late, but I can answer! I'm a sci-fi fan... ^w^

      1) C3-PO. It's been answered, but my two bits would be that C3-PO was just a skeleton model. Time and mass production would've ruined his uniqueness to Anakin.
      2)"Moff" is a title within The Empire that is synonymous with "Govenor." A Grand Moff would kinda be like a Govenor compared to Mayors, if The Empire was a democracy...
      3) As for hand gestures, The Force is a power that flows through almost all things in all places. Just like you use your brain to pull tendons and flex muscles in your arm to move it, Force-Users can extend their will to the Force. Hand-gestures are a way of allowing someone to cope with the massive power of telekinesis and mind-reading... It's like people who talk while using hand gestures.
      4) Wendy got things dead on the money there. But- Another perspective would be that only worlds that could be inhabited by humans would be colonized.
      5) As for Han not believing in the Force, as a Non-Sensitive, he can't feel it himself. For all he knows, Jedi could be psychics spouting borderline religious non-sense about some great power that exists in all things.
      6) Yeah. I'm a nerd. I even play The Old Republic Online and beat all the KOTOR games. :3

    • January 7, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    • Don Hopings said:

      Fresh Meat:



      "What do you want to do, Ang?"

      "Uh, I don't know. What do you want to do Marty?"

      "Uh, I don't know, What do you want to do Ang?"



      Johnny Dark

      "The fastest lil' potata on wheels..."



      Electric Cowboy 

      "I'm gonna find me one of them +++ women that can suck the chrome off a bumper hitch..."



      The Racers 

      "There are fewer than thirty men in the world qualified to drive Formula One"



      Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

      "The fall will probably kill you."




      "I expect you to die."


    • January 5, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    • 1. Harold and Maude

      2. Wild Strawberrys

      3. Some Like It Hot

      4. The Man with Two Brains

      5. The Fisher King

      6. Porky's

      7. Finding Nemo

      8. It's A Wonderful Life

      9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

      10 The Wizard of Oz

    • January 5, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    • 1. 'Dreyfus once wrote from Devil's Island that he would see the most glorious birds. Many years later in Brittany he realized they had only been seagulls... For me they will always be - *glorious* birds.'
      2. 'Me and my wife are dependent on each other. It is out of selfish reasons we haven't beaten each other to death a long time ago. '
      3. 'Will you look at that! Look how she moves! It's like Jell-O on springs. Must have some sort of built-in motor or something. I tell you, it's a whole different sex!'
      4. 'Sorry, I forgot. As far as I'm concerned, you're the most complete woman I've ever known. All my life, I wanted women with great bodies, women who were "Tens." Now, for the first time, I'm aroused by a mind.'
      5. 'I think you're the greatest thing since spice racks. I'd be knocked out if I could just
      have that first kiss'
      6. 'Five young boys in the nude, a police line-up so that you can identify his tallywhacker. Please, please can we call it a "tallywhacker"? P*nis is so ppp... p*nis is so personal.
      7. 'No, of course I like you. It's because I like you I don't want to be with you. It's a complicated emotion.'
      8. '[calling up] He's making violent love to me, mother!'
      9. 'Do you think I made a mistake splitting his brain between the two of them?'
      10 'A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.'

      A neat selection of popular movies - how many can you get right?

    • December 30, 2011 6:54 AM GMT
    • Troll 2, Shark Attack 3, Silent Night Deadly Night (all of them), The Alligator People, Bela Lugosi meets a Brooklyn Gorilla, and The Room. Also I know Ed Wood movies don't count but I just have to say "Glen or Glenda" I still laugh so hard I cry when the devil thing with the messed up eye brows randomly pops up on screen. "Pull the String!" :)

    • May 30, 2011 3:02 PM BST
    • I agree with you Alice, they certainly could have done it more delicately.

      I think it's great that they have the long standing TS character, Hayley, who now very rarely receives comments relating to her past. I do think they copped out a bit casting a natal female to play the part though.

      When will Eastenders get a TS character I wonder.

      I am available.


    • May 30, 2011 2:36 PM BST
    • I agree Mark/Marcia needs acting lessons. I guess I dont like the way it was represented. I felt that Hayley would have been keen to help, since she would have encountered similar bigotry. I suspect they were trying to seperate Transsexuality and Transvestism, but to me they took a sledgehammer to a nut, and in true Corrie tradition the subject will probably barely raise its head again, thus proving to the viewers that it is a freak situation.

      I understand the person who plays Hayley spent a lot of time researching the character, and that is to be applauded, since it was really well handled at the time, and continues to be when the subject is raised.  

    • May 30, 2011 10:14 AM BST
    • I think they explained it reasonably well, stating that he wasn't automatically gay because he wore women's clothes, and pointing out the difference between Marsha the TV and Hayley the TS. Maybe they could have done it better, but it certainly could have been worse; there didn't seem to be any mocking or derision towards TV's.


      I'm sorry though, I think Mark/Marsha's acting is terrible!



    • May 30, 2011 8:52 AM BST
    • I know its not a movie (but there doesn't appear to be a television forum).

      What is the general opinion of the transvestite storyline on Coronation Street? Personally I think the Mark / Marcia thing is poorly presented and obviously done just for television. Programs  like this have a duty to represent minority groups in an accurate and sympathetic light, not just playing for ratings.  


    • May 30, 2011 9:15 AM BST
    • The Jungle Book (Disney). This was 1974, so wouldhave been a re-release.

      still love the film, and the characterisations are great.

    • May 30, 2011 9:09 AM BST
    • Life of Brian is great - but I have seen it recently so doesn't count for me. So I will have to go for Brazil - made by Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame. A very 1984-esque movie, dark and funny. Not seen it in years and keep meaning to find it on DVD.