Thursday, September 20, 2012

PEPLUM Clichés : Crossdressing

One of the oddest clichés to be found in PEPLUM films is crossdressing: men dressing as women. It's usually done for laughs but for a macho genre it's sure is popular.

Uploaded to the PEPLUM Clichés page:


Above & below: SEVEN REBEL GLADIATORS; Roger Browne is drag in the above image


From SWORD OF DAMASCUS

From MORGAN THE PIRATE: the entire Morgan crew dress up in women's clothes to entice an ship


Above & below: the Ten gladiators make for dubious women but that doesn't stop the soldiers to fancy them; from TRIUMPH OF THE TEN GLADIATORS


From THE SPARTAN GLADIATORS

From COLOSSUS OF THE ARENA; Maciste's buddy dresses up as a fetching woman

Tawny Kitaen just helped Brent Huff get in some female soldier's gear in GWENDOLINE

2 comments:

JimF said...

The strange thing is there all these examples, but they have never depicted Hercules cross-dressing from the real Greek myth of him being a slave to Omphale for a year as penance for something bad he had done in anger.

PEPLUM cinema said...

Good point