Glen or Glenda?
Glen or Glenda? (1953)

In his heart-felt cinematic debut, Edward D. Wood, Jr. himself stars under the pseudonym Daniel Davis as a young man with a dilemma: should he tell his lovely young fiancee (played by real-life girlfriend Dolores Fuller) about his burning… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1953
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Glen or Glenda? remains an interesting artifact from one of Hollywood's more colorful careers -- albeit not one that holds up particularly well as a movie.

Variety Staff

What distinguishes it from other low-budget efforts are the occasional mad flights of fancy.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

not really a real movie


Even in the camp cult genres this is still dreadful.

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Chris Petit
Time Out

This well-meaning disaster, rescued from the obscurity it surely craves, is without doubt a candidate for one of the worst films ever made.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

as insanely bad as this movie is, it retains perverse pleasures that serve it well as a cult icon

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Funny to watch, but not as funny as you might remember.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

It isn't quite a camp classic, although it's dreadful enough to have a certain comic appeal. ''Glen or Glenda'' is also a film of great conviction in its way, and that tends to interfere with the fun.

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TV Guide

The passage of time has not transformed Glen or Glenda? into a good movie; it has, however, revealed it to be a braver film than anyone had ever imagined.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Excellent movie to laugh at. Rent it and have a ball!

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
With awful performances and ludicrous dialogue, this atrocious movie has a lot of heart but sadly no brains, and so it is repetitious, full of nonsensical stock… More
Chris Weber
Part docudrama, part art house film, all idiosyncratic/eccentric in the extreme. Yes, this is a bad film, not the worst of all time (any more), but still quite… More
Phil Hubbs
Originally titled 'I Changed My Sex!' this was Ed Wood's first movie, his first step on a long journey into cinematic history...but not good… More
Devon Bott
Looking to capitalize on the Christine Jorgensen case, a film distributer hired Ed Wood to make a low budget exploitative film about transsexualism (in five… More
Greg S
A documentary, of sorts, about a closeted transvestite named Glen who struggles over whether to tell his secret to his fiancée. The story is interrupted by a… More
Randy Tippy
Bizarre offering from Ed Wood that belongs in the Bad Movie Hall of Fame. Another unintentionally funny film from arguably the worst director of all time.… More