drag up at least once? Maybe it’s not so important for women, but for men, yes. Let’s face it, in Shakespeare’s day all the female roles were played by men.
I’m sure there are benefits to doing this too because I reckon that dragging up is possibly the key to success for an actor, what do you think?
The curiosity factor is certainly a box office pull. It’s also likely to get the film fingered for awards, usually for hair and make-up but often for the actor as well. And, by playing an opposite sex role, it guarantees the actor a place in film history. I mean, who can forget these other fantastic drag roles:
Jack Lemmon was Oscar-nominated for playing this hot girl.
Eddie’s big momma role is certainly a memorable one, and the film was Oscar-nominated for best make-up. It’s also on TV today.
He was America’s hottest new actress back in the 1980s and was nominated for an Oscar.
Yes, dear, it’s Robin Williams with a bad Scottish accent. This film won him a Golden Globe.
Making Whoopi look like this must have been a great challenge.
Martin Lawrence doesn’t look too happy about that wig.
Huffman was playing a man becoming a woman which is perhaps even more difficult than straight drag. It saw her nominated for an Oscar anyway.
Swank won an Oscar for this gender swapping role