Juliet Clark (She/They)
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Juliet Clark (she/her) is a writer at OutWrite. She is a third year English major. She believes that we exist to create art, and also in aliens.

“Glen or Glenda”: Feeling Seen Through Art

“Glen or Glenda” is a 1953 transgender exploitation film directed by Ed Wood. It was made incredibly cheaply and quickly and is full of out-of-date ideas and terms about gender and transitioning, with film critic Leonard Maltin describing it in his 2004 movie & video guide as “possibly the worst movie ever made.” That being said, as a transgender woman, I have never felt more seen while watching a film than while watching “Glen or Glenda.” The movie’s critical panning has held it from the fruitful examination it deserves due to its radical stance on gender as it relates to the self and society.