So, fans all over the Internet are creating videos that feature the Winchester Brothers from Supernatural being transformed into women. These videos have caught on, and there is even some Winchester sisters cosplay. Here is a video I especially like because of the voice melding and the showing of the transformation:
The above video, like the others, is fascinating to me as much as anything else because simply by implying that the footage of the two gorgeous women features characters who used to be men, the creators are able to create a TG effect that makes all the action fascinating in a specific way.
Here is another one:
This is actually a full episode shot with two actresses playing the gender swapped brothers. It is really fun in that we seem them subtly embracing their womanhood as the show progresses, dressing more and more feminine, doing their hair, and being very much okay with it.
There is also a podcast, where they have redone entire episodes with the brothers genderswapped into sisters:
There are even a bunch of tutorials on how to do FemDean makeup and costume, as gender swapped Winchester cosplay is a thing:
It’s all great and fun, especially because I feel like a lot of folks who aren’t part of the TG fiction world are doing TG fiction in a very open, mainstream way. However, I am curious myself as to why this particular show, and why these characters?
My guess is that the relationship between the brothers reads as or reminds many viewers of more a sisterly relationship, at least as portrayed in the media. In addition, the viewership of the show tends to skew female, so they are identifying with these male characters, imagining themselves in the roles, and in turn enjoying the idea of the Winchester boys being turned into very sexy girls. One of the most common, to the point of being almost universal, is the swap of Dean into Amber Heard, and many of the images tend to be very sexy and feminine while at the same time aggressive:
So, the boys are usually imagine as being dressed in cute outfits, pretty but also strong and aggressive and probably all the things the viewers want to see in themselves, but of course it is fun for them to imagine these two guys in tight, low cut tops and short shorts, but still sporting guns.
Of course, it is great for people to explore ideas of gender, and what it would mean for a couple of guys to turn into a couple of girls. One of the great things about these videos is that in a very modern way, none of them in any way sees the characters as diminished or weakened by their sex change. In all the videos, they are just as tough and capable as always, just doing what they always did a women instead of men.
I like that!