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The Boy in the Dress
(2014)

TV Movie

Country: UK

Genre: Comedy, Drama

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Synopsis

Dennis, a twelve-year-old boy, enjoys football and fashion. The film shows the reactions of his family and friends to his eclectic activities.

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Cast

  • Billy Kennedy
    (Dennis)
  • Felicity Montagu
  • Tim McInnerny
  • Temi Orelaja
  • Jennifer Saunders

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Interesting curiosity about a boy named Dennis who loves football, enjoys war films, is best friends with another boy and is attracted to girls and not to boys, but who also, at twelve, discovers a love of getting into fashionable dresses and going out as his female alter ego, Denise. In other words, not a trans child but a burgeoning crossdresser, on kids' TV. Silly humour, a great twist at the end and a nice message of acceptance arguably undercut by David Walliams's (he wrote the book) turn as an effeminate, fluff-headed drama teacher who becomes a useless substitute referee -- still, the film and book may go some way to reducing the world's total of pain around this sort of thing. Not in the same league though as the 2017 Dutch short film Sirene or the wonderful 1994 French short Tout le monde est parfait, about a transvestite whose young son lives with his prejudiced ex-wife and is turning out gay.

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