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Throughout the ages, comedians with the sharpest of wits and highest of brows have sought to expand our minds and tickle our funny bones by strapping on fake boobs and speaking in falsetto. Sure, it might seem cheap, childish and subtly sexists, but who cares? Based on the box office receipts, we can't get enough of it!
Now Sean Penn is getting serious about dressing in drag for "This Must Be the Place" (in theaters Nov. 2). But can he activate our drag gag reflexes as thoroughly as those faux femmes from bygone days? Let's review the fugly competition.
(Originally published on Nov. 10, 2011)
Relationships can turn us into self-involved, sentimental wrecks. But throw on a good romantic comedy and suddenly it's tough to take yourself too seriously. With life back in perspective, you laugh away your tears and regain the certainty that love will conquer all.
Well, unless you're a guy.
Men seem more immune to the mirror these movies hold up, perhaps because they rarely see themselves reflected. It's the infrequent film that makes a guy nod his head and say "Yup, that's me in love. Aren't I silly?"
"I'm a huge classic-movie fan. My favorite movie is "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon."
"I love that movie, because I think it's really funny and smart. I think a lot of movies nowadays are kind of just ripoffs of older ideas, so I like a good classic. It's great."
As of yesterday, gay couples were finally given the right to be legally married in the state of New York. To honor such a historic civil rights moment, we've decided to pay tribute in the only way we know how: with a Top 9 list of uni-gendered duos throughout history who obviously wanted to tie the knot, but couldn't.
Whether they were holding an intense gaze a smidgen too long or oiling themselves up to play an unnecessarily sexualized game of volleyball, their true feelings could not be totally hidden. And today we're encouraging these hesitant trailblazers to wear their love proudly. Get More »
Really, who doesn't love a man in drag?
From Tyler Perry and Robin Williams to those kooky kids at Harvard who put on the annual Hasty Pudding silliness, a dude in dainty duds is often the cause of a good laugh, an occasional heartfelt moment and even some family-oriented warm fuzzies.
With "Big Momma's: Like Father, Like Son" hitting theaters this week – and "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" arriving in April – we're counting down the most convincing male movie cross-dressers from the utterly ridiculous sight gags to the jaw-droppingly feminine. Get More »