“A mild mannered accountant reveals his cross dressing secret to his therapist. Captain Cross Dresser takes the law into his own hands, falls into the face of danger but then rises as the legend is born.”
“Captain Cross Dresser” is an awesome animated comedy short that I had the pleasure of enjoying after finding a write up and link to it on Tracy’s Happy Place. Please check out the 9 minute comedy short here on crackle.com.
This is the first time I’ve ever seen crossdressing featured in an accurate and positive way within a professional work of entertainment. Generally if crossdressing is shown in TV or film, it is just made fun of. Crossdressers are usually portrayed as weird-o’s, lunatics, mentally sick serial killers (Psycho), or as a comedic disguise: A man will be forced into a crossdressing situation, and stumble through the role of trying to look and behave as a woman. This time however, the lead character is a straight, married, closeted crossdresser – a family man who leads a normal life, works a normal job, and happens to be a crossdresser as well.
What makes this cartoon so amazing is that it is very well written and acted, the animation is (broadcast TV) high end, its very humorous (had me laughing out loud), and also very true to many of the realities in a crossdresser’s life. Finally, a crossdressing lead character shown in a realistic and positive light… AND has super powers!
Since discovering this entertaining comedy short on Tracy’s Happy Place, it has also been talked about in other blogs I frequent. In that respect, I’m a bit late with my own post about it, but I felt it worthy of mention anyway.
The creators of Captain Cross Dresser are working on getting it picked up as a series. Though just another witty, lighthearted comedy on the outside, it is really much more when you look deeper into it. If a show of this quality ever made it into the living rooms of a mainstream audience on a national or even world-wide scale, it just might help crossdressers (like yours truly) find a little acceptance in society. Even though this is just a comedic cartoon, it still shines a positive and truthful light on the realities of being a crossdresser… minus the super powers part.
If you maintain a blog, please make a post about The Adventures of Captain Cross Dresser. Help get the word out. If enough people take note of this, it might have a better chance of being picked up as a series. It’s about time we had some quality entertainment that featured slick animation, clever writing, very well done humor, AND did us justice at the same time.