The Late Movies: Male Actors in Drag

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Traditional Shakespeare had male actors donning female garb in serious but in modern film, dressing in drag is often done for comedy. Here, six times when men dressed as women on screen to make us laugh.

Some Like It Hot

Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis have to run away when they accidentally witness a crime.

Tootsie

Dustin Hoffman masquerades as a woman to gain work as an actor.

Bosom Buddies

Tom Hanks got his start in this show where he had to dress in drag to get an apartment.

White Chicks

The Wayans brothers play FBI agents who go undercover.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin Williams plays a dad who impersonates a British nanny in order to stay with his kids.

Hairspray

John Travolta donned drag for this remake movie about a teen dance show.

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August 5, 2013 - 10:00pm
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