Out at the Roxy

Glen or Glenda?

Sponsored by:
Golden Yolk Griddle

Out at the Roxy celebrates the power and Pride of LGBTQ+ people by removing the door from the celluloid closet. 


Though it was developed as an exploitation film meant to capitalize on popular interest in Christine Jorgensen’s transition, then a tabloid sensation, Ed Wood’s Glen or Glenda? is, for its time, an astonishingly sympathetic portrayal of cross-dressing and gender nonconformity. Nominally resembling an educational reel, the film relates the stories of Glen, who struggles to tell his fiancée that he covets her angora sweaters, and a GI who undergoes reassignment surgery, but Wood conveys this narrative in a style bizarre beyond measure.


Special 70th Anniversary Screening!


Sponsored by Golden Yolk Griddle!

Cast: Edward D. Wood, Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot
Director: Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Duration: 65 min
Released: 1953

Out at the Roxy

Glen or Glenda?

Glen or Glenda?