gender-bending role

gender-bending role
  usually, a cross-dressing role in which a male or female plays a character of the opposite sex
  Examples: Some Like It Hot (1959), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Tootsie (1982) (pictured) - Dustin Hoffman, The Year of Living Dangerously (1983) - Linda Hunt, Victor/Victoria (1982) - Julie Andrews, Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) - Robin Williams, The Crying Game (1992) - Jaye Davidson, Boys Don't Cry (1999) - Hilary Swank

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