Hey, all. Just a little announcement about a comic TG Trinity is posting these days with a script by yours truly. Images and story by TG Trinity. I wrote this some months ago before I fell ill. It’s a really fun, kinky story illustrated by one of the premiere TG artists working in the field today. Check it out!
If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible for anyone to offer anything fresh in the world of boy/girl body swaps, 30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela, answers that question with a definitive yes. The film stands out both for the grand scope of the story (over 2 hours) as well as the commitment to storytelling. Oh, and there are also some new things in terms of the body swap evolution as well.
The film has three distinct act, each wth a different tone, which all build on each other. In the first section, we meet the young couple in the year 1947. They live in a small, country village and we see their carefree courtship amid gorgeous, golden scenery. Their loves ends in tragedy and anger.
The second act takes place in modern times. The doomed lovers have been reincarnated, and– no, they are not swapped yet. He is he and she is she. But, the bitterness and anger of their previous lives carries over, as when they meet on a college campus, there is instant recognition and revulsion. For a time, we see their characters and relationships develop. She is a serious student, a somewhat feminist and yet also dedicated to tradition. He is somewhat sexist, a jock who uses women. There is an amusing battle of the sexes dance number, made more amusing to me by the fact I know they will soon be in each other’s bodies.
So far, it seems like pretty much any body swap movie, plus dancing. And, in fact, that continues for awhile starting with a “If I were you” argument that ends up with them in each other’s bodies. There are two rules for them to get back to their own bodies. First, they can tell no one their real names. They must pretend to be each other. Second, they must return to the shrine in 30 Days.
Which is exactly when it starts to seem like this will be just another body swap movie. In fact, for a time it seems like a remake of It’s a Boy Girl Thing. How much does it resemble BG Thing? They live right next door to each other and are able to spy on each other’s hijinx. Some fun scenes include Arjoon (the guy) coming out of the shower in only a towel, and Akshara, seeing him, being horrified to realize he has “seen everything.” Arjun also immediately seems to revel in the opportunity to play the female, dressing sexy right away, flirting and seeming to revel in the attention. Akshara becomes enraged, and they begin to try and sabotage each other’s reputations (sound familiar) including some fun scenes where Jaroon, as Ashara, tries to seduce and sweet talk his old girlfriend, and later seems like he is going to sleep with his friend (a lowly nerd).
This was all fun, especially seeing Arjun wearing cute clothes and being all slutty. Yet, it is the third act where things get really interesting and which separate this film from so many others. When the 30th day comes, the characters go the shrine, but the seer who said he could switch them back has died. They are told now, that the only way to change back is to fall in love.
So, now they are stuck as each other, and their attempts to fake falling in love, including a very awkward kiss, fail. Which is when things go deep. Akshkara’s sister goes into labor. Since her husband is out of town, Arjun ends up being forced to be with her as she gives birth, holding her hand, telling her to breath. He does not want to do it, and we see that, in fact, Akshkara, in his body, is told to leave the room as it is considered improper for a man to be in the room.
The baby is handed to Arjun to hold, and as he holds the newborn baby, the doctor who delivered it tells him, “there were two births today.” She goes on to explain that when a woman has her first baby, she is reborn as a mother.
The experience jolts Arjun, who has previously stated he hates girls. He thinks of how cruel and unloving he has been to his own mother. Tears running down his cheeks, he runs through the rain to throw his arms around his mother and tell her how much he loves her.
Arjun is transformed. Now identifying with his mother, he has another tearful encounter with Akshara. She asks him why he is crying like a girl. “I am Akshara now,” he says, and they shake hands. Jarun now dedicates himself to becoming Akshara. He dresses like her, acts like her. We see the two of them hanging out doing date things much like they did in their past lives, and Arjun is sweet and feminine. His transformation seems complete to the point that at one point he yells “I need my sister!” Referring to Ashkara’s sister, the one who had the baby.
And we do get to see Arjun in formal dress, fully made up, looking radiant and proud when Ashkara, still in his body gazes at him in wonder.
The story climaxes when Akshara, trying to be Arjun, attempts to fight as a kick boxer. We see Arjun, the frought and worried female, running about in his dress, trying to end the fight the fight before Ashkara gets hurt. She, determined to play his role, refuses to stop though she is being badly beaten.
And what happens next is—- you’ll have to watch the movie!
One final note. I thought the main two actors did very well, especially as they performed in three different styles. Both played the light comedy nicely, but also tremendous emotion for the dramatic scenes. I also liked the script very much, as so much of what happens early builds to dramatic impact when we see what happens later.
I just released a new book, the first in almost 6 months! Wow! Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen again. It’s 80 pages of gender swapping fun! Synopsis and links below:
When Colin hears his female friends have planned a girls only weekend on Miami Beach, he begs them to let him come along. Finally, wearing them down, he has no idea they plan for him to have the full “girl experience.” When Colin finds himself transformed into a sexy beach bunny, will he be man enough to take it all the way?
This story includes male to female gender swap, fashion erotica and some steamy, R-rated sex!
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It’s seems there are fewer gender bending movies and shows coming out lately, so I am always super excited when I discover something new. And new s what I have for you in the form of a TV series from India called “Man’s World.”
Set in contemporary times, the story follows Kiran, who believes that life in modern times has become unfair to men. He thinks that, thanks to the progress women have made, men now have it worse. He makes a wish one day that men and women could trade places. He wakes to find himself in a world very much like our own, but where, just as he wished, the roles of men and women have been reversed.
Naturally, he discovers being a member of what is now viewed as the “weaker sex” not as awesome as he imagined, and he experiences all of the things women have to put up with on a regular basis, from being cat called and ogled, to facing sexism at work. Oh, and there is one big biological switch. In this world, men have periods, and they are ones who have babies as well.
It would classify it as a dramedy, and each episode ends with heartfelt pleas for equality. And, there are some issues that may be surprising to audiences from some other cultures. When Kiran has a boy, for example, there is a great deal of disappointment, as boys are considered of so much less worth.
It’s currenly free if you have Amazon Prime:
In Which The Author TG Kadee dost reveal the discovery of forgotten lore.
I am very excited to share with you all that I have, indeed, discovered a long forgotten manuscript which relates of the time King Arthur found himself transformed into a maiden faire, and did set forth a quest along with his trusty friend, Sir Lancelot, to tame a unicorn and regain his lost manhood. Further, it relates how the nefarious Mordred and his mother, the diabolical Morgana LeFey, did scheme to use trap Arthur in female form, and steal his crown.
The story takes place firmly within the tradition of courtly romance. There is passion, intrigue, honor and nobility. Arthur finds himself in numerous entanglements and intrigues, adventures and plots. He is determined to be yet a man no matter what shape his body takes, but what to when he might better reach his goals with a pretty smile than an iron fist?
I will begin releasing the story in chapters starting April 5th! http://www.patreon.com/tgkadee
The new book is out! This one is unusual for me as it is a collection of short stories that run through a variety of horror sub-genres and classic TG tropes such as the infamous cross-dressing Halloween party. There are ghosts and haunted mansions, mysterious kicks in the belly, and menacing phantoms. It was fun to write and I’m betting it will be fun to read! I want to thank all my Patrons on Patreon for their support which helps me keep on making TG artwork!
Here are the links:
Drop me a line. Let me know what you think! Or, leave a review. If you want first looks at stories like these as well as TG GIFS and short films, support me on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/tgkadee
If you crave a body swap movie that avoids the usual cliches of the genre, Pulse may just be the film for you. How is it different? Let me list some of the ways.
First, Olly, the protagonist is NOT some sexist or callous male who needs to walk a mile in her heels to learn some life lessons. In fact, Olly is a gay, disabled teen age boy. He long for a new body in part to escape his disability, and he thinks becoming a girl will allow for him to have a relationship with a straight boy he is in love with and has been for years.
Other than one scene where Olly is amazed to have BOOBS! The film otherwise plays dark and dramatic. The creators choose to have many scenes after Olly gets his new body where they cut back and forth between how he looks to the world– a young blonde– and his “inner self.” This worked for me in the sense that in many of these movies I feel it is easy to forget the “guy” inside. In Pulse, we are constantly reminded, and without giving away too much it also speaks to what ultimately becomes the theme of the film.
Olly has a very supportive group of friends. They embrace his choice, and the only concerns they raise relate to the intolerance of people and how he needs to be careful. Olly’s mom is okay with it as well, though her own drinking problems and absentee motherhood have as much to do with it as her willingness to support her son’s choices. Still, Olly then proceeds to engage in a lot of alcohol related behaviors some young people stumble into, and we get a kind of coming of age story within the gender swap.
I thought the acting was great, and I liked the style of the show, which is currently streaming in the US on the HERE network. I do recommend, but now I must address the ISSUES. Stop here if you do not want to get into the politics.
_______________________________________ Politics and some spoilers————————————
The concerns I have seen raised about this film are numerous. First, there are concerns about how it could be seen as making trans look like a choice. The creators state that the movie in their view has nothing to do with the trans experience and was not in any way to suggest trans people just choose to be trans. In this day and age, every gender swap movie is examined in terms of how it can impact the trans community, which is very important given the reality of the dangers posed by intolerance, ignorance and hate.
Another concern raised is that if re-enforces an assumption made by some cis people that gay men want to be women. I feel what this movie explores more specifically, and the writer has stated it was inspired by his own experiences growing up and exploring his sexual identity, is a much more common fantasy. That is, seeing someone who is attracted to the opposite sex and kind of wishing that you were that sex, so they could love you. It is not a fantasy that is really rooted in that feeling of being in the wrong body, but a kind of fantasy. The same thing can happen in terms of our types– the nerdy girl who wishes she was a cheerleader so the quarterback would like her, or a dorky guy who wishes he was the quarterback.
Some young people even do change to become what they feel others want them to be, a strategy that usually leads to unhappiness and regret.
Lastly, of course, is the portrayal of the notion that his disability is something to be escaped. We live in an amazing and awesome era where differently-abled people have embraced and thrived. So, here’s the thing and where we get to the spoiler. Olly ends up going back to being a boy. He finds out that becoming someone else does not solve all his problems. He learns that being a disabled gay man is who he is, and all he needs to be.
That, to me, is a positive message.
Check out my new book! Carrolwood. So, what makes this story different from the others I’ve written? A few things. First, I explore the relationships of my main characters, Carl and Sunni, with their parents. We see how their gender swaps change the family dynamic. Second, and this is rare for me, it includes both a MTF and FTM swap. So, I set out to create something fresh and different.
It’s a rivals to lovers style tale with a gender bender angle and a narrator who’s a lot of fun. Free sample!
I’ve read a lot of TG fiction. A lot. I started reading TG fiction before the Internet, scouring used bookstores for out of print books like Thorne Smith’s Turnabout, or eagerly devouring the occasional TG book that came along in the Science Fiction book club, like Beyond Rejection. Now, I am always on the lookout for new writers who have something fresh to say, or a new way to say something timeless.
In this episode of genderfluidnews, I would like to introduce just such an author, Alice Duffield. Alice posted a notice on the TG Comics discussion board inviting people to take a look at her latest works, and I did. I saw right away a writerly quality to the work, and a fresh voice. Here is my interview with Alice. Enjoy, and please take a minute to check out her writings. Links at the bottom.
1. How did you become interested in TG stories?
It’s a good question. Transgender issues have always been ones that interested me, as has gender fluidity. I have friends and acquaintances who have dealt with the issue of being in the wrong body. Some just choose to cross dress privately, others have taken the courageous step to live outwardly as the gender they identify with versus the sex they were assigned at birth. I wonder constantly about what it would be like to be in the body of the opposite sex all of a sudden (probably because of my writing). I am not a full-time writer, but I am asked to write a fair number of non-fiction, industry or professional type articles and I just find it’s not as much fun! I like telling a story and I like telling TG stories because it’s a genre that interests me. Not all my stories actually have a TG angle to them though and I like to work on stories that don’t come as easily to me as a challenge. You’ll find a few fan fiction stories I’ve thrown in for fun.
2. What are a few of your favorite TG stories, books or movies?
I hope I don’t disappoint your readers as I spend so much time writing I don’t do a good job reading. Circe’s “Ghost Writer” and “Death Mask” I thought were both excellent stories (Fictionmania), KannalArt’s “Raan’s Doll”, “Femail” by TGTrinity, “Second Chances” by tfes8. I also am constantly amazed at the artistry of some of the work posted to TGComics – TGTrinity, Lilac Wren, Sturk Wurks, LenioTG just to name a few. As for movies, I don’t have too many, but “Switch” with Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits comes to mind. It was probably the first film/story that ever got me thinking of TG as a genre. I haven’t seen it in a while, so I don’t know how it holds up, but it definitely had an impression on me.
3. How would you describe your artistic philosophy?
Hmm…That’s a tough one as I haven’t spent the time to really reflect on it. I will say that to me, if I’m going to write a story and put it out into the world, it is first a reflection on me as a writer, so I do set a high bar for what I’ll publish. Second, I take the reader into consideration and try hard to write the story in such a way that they’ll appreciate that I spent time crafting sentences and paragraphs that have some sophistication. I’m not interested in smut, or as you put it Taylor, “stuff that reads like low-quality VHS porn movies.” Anyone can write that stuff and it is fairly prevalent on many TG sites. I’m not graphic for the sake of being graphic and when I am graphic, it’s because it’s important to the story, the characterizations or the plot. Even then, I try to write the scene in such a way that it isn’t crass or pandering. It’s my job to give the reader a scene in such a way that it doesn’t debase the character, story or my own aesthetic.
To that end, I really try to stay away from material or story lines that are inappropriate or offensive. I think it’s important to reflect what are very real-world issues respectfully. For example, I have preferred to show corruption of a character instead of brutality. I think you can take a story to a similar place, but in a more interesting way, if you use subtlety and nuance versus say, blunt force. I don’t depict brutality, violence or inhuman acts and frankly I don’t care for humiliation as a story theme. The world has enough bad mojo in it, I don’t want to add to it so you are more likely to find tenderness and respect in my stories.
4. Which writers influenced you? (TG or Non)
Outside of TG, lots of mainstream authors have influenced me. Aaron Sorkin, Joyce Carol Oates, Gillian Flynn, Jonathan Safran Foer…the list goes on. I think one of the things I take from these writers is the twist on the plot, the new angle, or at least the interesting angle they take to a story that has maybe been told before. I think it’s helped be make my stories less straightforward and more interesting. I still have a long way to go.
As for TG writers that is a shorter list for sure. Circe on Fictionmania is a writer I really respect and appreciate. I’ve been fortunate to have some back and forth with Circe about our various stories which has been incredibly helpful. One story that’s just come out lately that really struck a chord with me is tfes8’s “Second Chances” on Fictionmania and DeviantArt. It is a great example that a strong story, well written, can capture one’s heart.
5. Walk us through your creative process
I love that you think there’s a process! Well actually there is to some degree. Usually I get a nugget of an idea, something interesting, something that is kind of a hook for me about the plot, so I’ll start a document and sketch out the idea. I may also give myself a challenge, such as the length of the story, or, like I did with “Lady of the Wood”, not to use any dialogue. I’ll sketch it out then ask myself questions as I flush it out. Why would the character do this? What is the back story that got her here? How do I explain why they are doing this or that, etc…? Once I’ve done that, I usually have the entire plot, at least at a high level, worked out.
Generally, it is fair to say that I try to utilize various writing techniques as well and so that needs to be thought about up front to some degree. For example, stories need to have pacing and that means there needs to be a reasonable plot. Aaron Sorkin speaks about it like this “To begin with, I worship at the altar of intention and obstacle. Somebody wants something, and something is standing in their way of getting it. They want the money; they want the girl; they want to get to Philadelphia. Then the obstacle to that has to be formidable, and the tactics they use to overcome that obstacle are what shows us the character.”
Similarly, there needs to be a reason the action is taking place. For example, the main character makes some sort of a contract (like the character takes an oath or makes a promise to her dying father) and is in some sort of crucible with the clock ticking. To do this though, you have to have plotted it out ahead of time or risk the story meandering or being disjointed.
From that point, I usually need to do some research to fill in the gaps and make things at least somewhat believable. I’ll find articles or sites on the topic and collect the links. I’ll even create Pinterest boards.
Here is an example of my notes for a story I wrote called “Shelter in Place”. It’s probably the closest I’ve come to writing a story that has a despicable inhuman act and in order to not go down the wrong path I needed to have a believable character that manipulated and corrupted our protagonist. Here are a sample of the notes I wrote to flush out the characters and the plot:
“She is a former psychiatrist and now Hedge fund exec, so she has both the means and knowhow to be evil. This [the story plot] is a game to her, she wants to see if she can do it and she is incredibly competitive. She had this idea for a while and found the man she wanted to experiment on (maybe thought about epidemiology before going into psychiatry?).
Saw the pandemic coming and reworked her plan for the shelter in place order
He is her boyfriend, 5-10 years younger? He loses his hourly job quickly after joining her in her home so becomes her assistant to pass time and make some money.
She transforms him over 12 months using drugs, manipulation and hypnosis
- – Uses fabrics and tactile sensory while he is hypnotized to help his progression?
- – cognitive behavioral therapy – makes him watch shows, videos etc…
- – She tells him he has gender dysphoria and or dissociative disorders
- – Manipulation – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_manipulation
- – Dopamine
In this case, I didn’t use all of these ideas but I wanted to get them down so I could incorporate good ideas without forgetting them. Then, it’s just a matter of writing and rewriting until it’s in a place I want it to be to feel good about publishing it.
6. What Themes do you prefer to explore in your writing.
As I mentioned before, I’ve always found the idea of corruption interesting. That can be a pretty wide theme, everything from taking a bribe to corrupting one’s soul. With that, I’ve explored what happens if the ‘good guy’ doesn’t win. Redemption and triumph can be very satisfying in a story, but I think it’s clear that not all stories end like that, at least in real life. The bad guy wins, not just a little bit, but a lot. So why should we always write that the protagonist triumphs? There are a few of my stories that explore this, for example one of my older stories “Vanitas” and a recent one “The Chosen Few”. In each, the main character is presented with evil, or what we’ve historically taken as evil in literature, and in some way gives in to it, becoming irreparably corrupted in the process. There is something provocative about that I think, something sexy and I do think plays well as a plot device for TG stories.
I’m also a sucker for women’s fashion. I adore it. It is a fascinating topic on so many levels. Fashion (at very least high fashion) and beauty are about aspiration more so than need and I think that is fertile ground for stories, especially TG stories. Thus, I usually take time to describe the character’s fashion or dress in my writing. I love thinking about how a man would feel in sumptuous women’s clothes for the first time. The textures, and the colors, the feel of them would be scintillating. So, in my process I actually get ideas for what the characters could wear by going to Pinterest and looking around until I find several outfits I want in the story. I’ll start a new board for each and pin different shots of clothing, jewelry and even décor for reference as I write. I even found shots of old mill houses for my story “Imperial Assassin” so I could describe it well.
Thanks, Alice. I can’t wait to see how your work develops and evolves!
Check out Alice’s writing on Deviant Art!
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I am in the full Halloween spirit, good people, and since I have run out of spooky gender bender material to share from the world of mainstream media, I thought I woulds share some info about my Halloween offerings on Patreon!
First, there are Halloween stories! I love writing old school gender swap Halloween stories like the ones I used to read waaaaay back on the early days of Fictionmania, and both stories have that throwback vibe. Lady Maker is about a vengeful spirit that turns men into women, while The Masquerade takes the old “cross-dress for Halloween” in a slightly new direction. There will be two more spooky Halloween tales before the night itself!
Meanwhile, in the slightly weird and wonderful category, I am making Halloween GIFS where classic horror characters such as Freddie Krueger, Jason and Chuckie find themselves turned into females. I will continue to do those and other Halloween morphs through the end of the month as well.
Why not pop by? It’s a fun and funky place!