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Movies with Characters who Cross-Dress to Solve Their Problems

Not every time a man puts on a dress is he wearing for trans reasons — sometimes it’s just because he needs to solve (or dodge) a problem. Here’s a list of movies where characters don clothes to mask their identity. From a sports coach who has his girlfriend’s son to dress the part to join his girls’ soccer team, to three fraternity guys who need a way to find evidence that will clear them of a big accusation. These ladies and gents comically go back and forth between their own clothes and the outfits of their personas until they’re caught. Hopefully they get their problems solved before their wigs get pulled off!

Check out these movies — they’re worth watching!

LADYBUGS

Release: 1992
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Writer(s): Curtis Burch
Production Co(s): Ladybugs Productions
Distributor(s): Paramount Pictures

JUST ONE OF THE GIRLS

Release: 1993
Director: Michael Keusch
Writer(s): Raul Fernandez
Production Co(s): Saban Entertainment, Entertainment Securities
Distributor(s): Vidmark Entertainment

SHE’S THE MAN

Release: 2006
Director: Andy Fickman
Writer(s): Ewan Leslie, Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith
Production Co(s): DreamWorks Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, The Donners’ Company
Distributors: Paramount Pictures

JUST ONE OF THE GUYS

Release: 1985
Director: Lisa Gottlieb
Writer(s): Dennis Feldman, Jeff Franklin
Production Co(s): Columbia Pictures, Summa Entertainment Group, Triton
Distributor(s): Columbia Pictures

MRS. DOUBTFIRE

Release: 1993
Director: Chris Columbus
Writer(s): Randi Mayem Singer, Leslie Dixon
Production Co(s): 20th Century Fox, Blue Wolf Productions
Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox

WHITE CHICKS

Release: 2004
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Writer(s): Xavier Cook, Andy McElfresh, Michael Anthony Snowden, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Heather McDonald
Production Co(s): Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, Gone North Productions
Distributor(s): Sony Pictures Releasing

YENTYL

Release: 1983
Director: Barbra Streisand
Writer(s): Barbra Streisand, Jack Rosenthal
Production Co(s): United Artists, Barwood Films, Ladbroke Entertainment
Distributor(s): MGM/UA Entertainment Company

TOOTSIE

Release: 1982
Director: Sydney Pollack
Writer(s): Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal
Production Co(s): Mirage Enterprises
Distributor(s): Columbia Pictures

SORORITY BOYS

Release: 2002
Director: Wallace Wolodarsky
Writer(s): Joe Jarvis, Greg Coolidge
Production Co(s): Touchstone Pictures
Distributor(s): Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Check out these movies!

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