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Glen Or Glenda/ Jail Bait

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Jail Bait, before you go getting agitated, features no lolly-gagging Lolitas in rumpled ankle socks. Instead it's a noirish finger-wagger about an illicit firearm, featuring a risible Face/Off surgery sequence replete with a wonderfully shite bandage-removal 'climax'. Genuinely pathetic.

Despite Ed Wood Jr's well-publicised penchant for pantyhose, Glen Or Glenda? is still arse-puckeringly offensive on almost every level. His self-portrayed transvestite stumps around in babydoll angora like a panda on a hen night, while the editing, acting and script ("Only the infinity of the depths of a man's mind can really tell the story!") are woeful. Hilariously so.

Wood commendably wanted to mend society with his wide-eyed brand of gooey liberalism. Trouble is, he chose directing as his means. Imagine Jimmy Krankie trying to end world hunger through basketball and you get the idea: entertaining, but so very, very foolish.

 

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: April 17th 2006