"Give this man satin undies and he can be a credit to his community and his government." Even the most introspective Ingmar Bergman movie has never revealed so much -- or sunk so low -- about a filmmaker. As a character says in… More "Give this man satin undies and he can be a credit to his community and his government." Even the most introspective Ingmar Bergman movie has never revealed so much -- or sunk so low -- about a filmmaker. As a character says in Glen or Glenda, "Only the depths of a man's soul can really tell the tale." In this ultimate auteurist case study and legendary filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr.'s first feature film, the guts of the filmmaker are laid bare for all to see --that it is they can be seen through all the laughter. "The story must be told!" intones the Spirit (Bela Lugosi) as he mixes up an atomic martini with his chemistry set. Then the suicide of the transvestite Patrick/Patricia is shown --along with an insert of a radiator. The inspector (Lyle Talbot) who is investigating the suicide, comes to visit the psychiatrist Dr. Alton (Timothy Farrell) who greets the weary inspector with, "Is this business or pleasure?" The inspector wants to learn about transvestites and Alton enlightens the inspector regarding the growing phenomenon of transvestites, reminding the inspector that "transvestites are not homosexuals." He then describes two case studies to the inspector: the first concerns hapless fiancee Glen (Edward D. Wood Jr.), who is afraid to inform his girlfriend Barbara (Dolores Fuller) that he likes to dress in women's clothing (particularly Barbara's angora sweater); the second involves war veteran Alan ("Tommy" Haines), who (unlike Glen) has underdeveloped females organs and is, in fact, a "pseudohermaphrodite."