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Get Bent: 47 Of Hollywood's Loveliest Leading Ladies in Drag

By Joanna Robinson | Seriously Random Lists | February 1, 2013 | Comments ()


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Hey all you lovely lads and lasses and everything in between. Just FYI, I'm using drag in the loosest possible sense, so please don't get your ambiguously gendered knickers in a twist. Just enjoy the lovely and sometimes confusing photos and have an exquisitely tailored weekend!

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Much inspiration and a few photos taken from the amazing Dorothy Surrenders. Send her some love.



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  • Chriso

    This is about as drag as RuPaul in no wig, no makeup, a pair of boxer shorts and a dirty t-shirt.

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    I think the dearly departed Kevyn Aucoin did a fantastic job of making Gwenyth Paltrow more palatable.

  • e jerry powell

    And that took some doing. Industrial-grade GOOP™ is notoriously difficult to spackle over.

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser
  • Brooke Michelle

    I just now noticed the pug pissing on Kristen Wiig.

  • LibraryChick

    Love the suits, but I hate the idea of smoking as "manly" or "drag" (even though I am sure it's just supposed to represent Gatsby-era glamour). I am feeling severe fashion envy. SWINTON and Diane Keaton forever.

  • Xulux

    Would it kill you to include captions for your google image searches, so we know who we're looking at?

  • JoannaRobinson

    Yes. I would die.

  • Brooke Michelle

    I don't understand why, but ladies in tuxes just fascinate me. Hi, Tilda. ilu.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I thought I might add to Joanna's fine collection.
    Hey, Bieber, how'd you get in there? Move it, lady.

  • e jerry powell

    Miss Weaver looks like she's about to bend some guy over and stick it to him, but good.

  • Quatermain

    I'd watch a movie where Anne Hathaway killed aliens and drove spaceships and kicked a little ass. Especially if she dressed like she did for that picture.

  • I've been waiting for her to make one of these for years. I can't see why it isn't obvious to Hollywood that Anne Hathaway in "Scourge of the Spaceways" wouldn't be a maximum franchise. That's just leaving money on the table.

  • julia

    Oh Alicia Silverstone, I love you and your silly mustache

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    No! Batgirl doesn't get to have Jules et Jim.

  • John G.

    Why? why does a women in "man's" clothes turn me into a puddle of goo? I don't understand it. It's involuntary. It's powerful. I'm melting.

  • e jerry powell

    Because you haven't developed a need for supplementary testosterone; all your hormone machines are operating at 100% efficiency.

  • BlackRabbit

    I suffer from the same "malady." And I LIKE it.

  • Brenton

    Is part of the fun trying to guess who they are? Would it kill you to include names for those of us that don't religiously follow the entertainment news?

  • THIS. ALT text, mods. Really.

  • Uriah_Creep

    This comes up almost every time there's a photo gallery here. You can usually find out by right-clicking on the photo and selecting "View Image Info" from the resulting menu. If you're using Explorer (what is your deal?), right-click and select "Properties".

    All of these photos are labelled with the subject's last name, although with that said, I suppose the author could post a list of names.

  • Brenton

    Hi, and thanks. In the past I've usually hovered over the photo to see the source image name. Doesn't work now.

    I just find that it feels like an odd conceit (assuming everyone knows the names of every actress) and it's annoying to open 15 different images to find out or confirm the actress.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    I prefer the ones who are fully dressed instead of just showing flesh in a vaguely male attire. I wear shirts and ties to work, is that drag?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Gillian Anderson looks like she's wearing David Duchovny's suit.

  • e jerry powell

    Well, as long as that means David Duchovny is naked...

  • Rooks Nine

    Beautiful. Stunning. Amazing. Could someone give me an adjective that adequately captures... these?

  • MissAmynae

    Dietrich, Bellucci, Green, Anderson, Laurent. Perfection.

    SWINTON! not fair.

  • Erich

    Sweet zombie Jesus!
    Some of these pictures made my brain explode!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Who is below Keira Knightley, with th awesome tie & fedora? I think that's my favorite look - is it Rachel Evan Woods, or perhaps Diane Krueger?

  • Uriah_Creep

    That is indeed Mrs. Joshua Jackson (RIP).

    I know they're not actually married, but bear with me here.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Ah... seen them together in person, at a film premiere this past summer. She is truly gorgeous ini real life. (He's not bad either, but was underdressed in relation to her.)

  • Oh, and you forgot... Katherine Hepburn *drops mic*

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  • Morgan_LaFai

    That is an amazing gif. Where is it from?

  • Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

    http://pangolinblues.wordpress...

  • minxy

    It doesn't get more 90's than Gillian Anderson wearing David Duchovney's clothes. I can almost smell the CK One.

  • Guest

    Gillian4ever, I don't care what era or attar.

  • I am so turned on right now. That is a LOT of gorgeous right there. Marion kills it and then BAM, SWINTON!

  • Amanda W.

    Marlene Dietrich goes without saying, but Michelle Pfeiffer is the one I kept scrolling back to. Lady dude looks sexily bad ass.

  • fracas

    The Ellen Page picture is my favorite. My first thought was, she's so cute. Then I scrolled down more to the bit where she was revealing a little underwear, and my thoughts were something else entirely...

  • toblerone

    + Anna Torv + Ruth Wilson

  • toblerone

    And Eliza Coupe and Katee Sackhoff (maybe not Katee)

  • Mrs. Julien

    I have always loved this look. I spent my university years in late 80s wearing men's flannel shirts, tanks and sport coats (plus pants). I even wore a shirt and tie for my graduation photo. I had the most awesome navy blue wool blazer with some sort of regimental insignia on the breast pocket. I wore it with a derby hat and desert boots and I was adorable. Give me severe tailoring with a hint of military and I AM SO THERE.

  • e jerry powell

    Why do I suddenly want to see you as Anshel in the tailor's shop?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    ...and the Dowager didn't beat you?

  • Mrs. Julien

    The Dowager has a deep and abiding love of tailoring.

  • Surprised to learn that good looking people look good in pretty much anything.

  • e jerry powell

    Or nothing, if the situation warrants.

  • Kballs

    Is the women 2 pics above Juliette Lewis the lady from Inglorious Basterds? Can't figure that one out.

  • JoannaRobinson

    Yah. Melanie Laurent.

  • Cree83

    Pfeiffer does a decent Clark Gable, doesn't she?

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    You saw it too!

  • Thank you. It took me a while to realize that Pheiffer nailed Gable in that pic.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I wasn't trying to figure out who that was! I love that shot. Nails it.

  • e jerry powell

    Determination solves everything!

  • e jerry powell

    You missed a couple. Here's one. I was actually going to go with Chita Rivera from the same show, but I couldn't find one, so Vanessa Williams will have to do.

    As if Vanessa as a second choice is some sort of tragedy. Not.

  • Kballs

    Keira Knightley is by far the creepiest of the bunch. A lot of it has to do with her skeletal frame combined with those long gloves. *shudder* I can't tear my mind away from some sultry, simpering Nazi doctor who coos in your ear while performing horrible experiments on your body.

  • minxy

    I think the Keira Knightley pic is a homage to, "The Night Porter," so yes. You are right to be creeped out.

  • e jerry powell

    The Night Porter did have a few hot moments in it. I thought that was kind of the point.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Isn't that what Von Teese is dressed like? I doubt it's intentional, but that uniform just SCREAMS Third Reich.

  • Kirstini

    I don't want to throw doubt on what I don't doubt was much harder research than it looks, but both Keira and (m)Ann Perkins have done mannish tailoring less Reichischly and much better. *makes it her god-given mission to google for examples*

  • Kirstini

    And had I had less wine, there would be only one 'doubt' there.

  • Kballs

    Von Teese plays that shit all the time. Dominatrix Top and all. Keira seems evil in that pic.

  • Lindsey Gregory

    Marlene Dietrich all the way.

  • e jerry powell

    She was born to it.

  • Slash

    I'm not sure it counts as "drag" when tits are showing, but yes, lots of pretty...

  • Zen

    Most of these are just doing sexyface in suits; I expected more drag. Where's the sexual ambiguousness?

  • Derreck

    Eva Green is (predictably) exquisite. She doesn't even look like she's trying.

  • ERM

    How is a suit "drag"? I am female and wear suits weekly. Ties? Yeah, that's drag. Suits, no.

  • Sirilicious

    It's a bit weird, if Joanna already foresaw twisted genderbended knickers, why not just call it hot pictures of women in suits and suit-like attire?

    It's that easy to avoid knickertwisting (part of) your public, Joanna.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Its hot women posed provocatively wearing ... something.

    Pour a glass, don't over-think it and enjoy.
    (Incidentally, this is how most nights should begin and end)

  • dagnabbit

    Yeah, well..a few of them are in drag (eg: Michelle Pfeiffer), but yeah, most of them are wearing either suits or women's wear inspired by menswear. Another in a long line of lazy Pajiba "articles".

  • Wo/man, finding the perfect image is often the hardest and most time consuming part. Something like this? I wouldn't be surprised if it took hours to compile it all. The amount of words you read isn't a direct translation to time or effort spent.

    :drops mic, walks off stage, returns because that was just a wall, avoids eye contact, fumbles with curtain, curses audibly, exits stage left:

  • dagnabbit

    I'm not saying it wasn't work. Lets pretend for your sake it did take hours for the author to put together photos with a theme of "lovely ladies in drag". So it took hours, but yet a photo with Kristen Bell wearing suspenders and a T-shirt doesn't get left on the editing room floor? Definitely not drag. Not even menswear really, unless you were born in 1915. Editing yourself is a major part of producing creative work. Not doing so is lazy.

  • Oh, lighten up, Francis.

  • e jerry powell

    As long as you can find your dressing room back there, it's all good.

  • Blake

    Yes a blazer or suspenders seems to be pretty loose definition. I'd hate to see JR's definition for men.

    One Addition: Dakota Blue Richards

  • ERM

    Even using the term "loosely" it is inaccurate.

  • Kala

    Because Tilda is the Queen of Ambiguous and has an otherworldly beauty that can't be described, I'm going to set her aside. It wouldn't be a fair fight.

    Eva Green is amazing, though I LOVE the Kristen Wiig shot. Aubrey Plaza is also delightfully angry.

    I feel like I'm about to commit sacrilege, but the boob-tease pics are boring.

    *Runs and Hides from Pajibites*

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    No need to hide from me.

  • Sofia

    I once had to do the lady tux thing for a photo shoot and it was awesome. Damn, I wish I could wear that shit 5ever.

  • e jerry powell

    Why can't you?

  • Mr. E

    Ellen Page and Tilda Swinton shouldn't be on this list. Men dressing in men's clothing is not drag.

  • Haterz iz funny. Wait, no... they're not. Just sad.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    YOU shouldn't be dressing in men's clothes, dipshit. Go back to diapers and footie pajamas until you grow the fuck up.

  • Lindsey Gregory

    Should make a list of trolls dressing in dick's clothing. You're number...4.

  • JoannaRobinson

    Aw but if I hadn't included them, then I would have missed the opportunity to tell you to argo f*ck yourself.

  • BlackRabbit

    Question: "Argo f*ck yourself"? Please explain. Also, Mr. E is a jackhole.

  • pajiba

    Ha! It's funny because YOU'RE A DICK.

  • pajiba

    GOOD GOD, LEMON.

  • Sirilicious

    Is that one of those pics from the "freakishly small hand on a celeb" series?

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Bellucci is giving me strange feelings in my pantal region and there isn't even the barest hint of flesh.

  • sean

    Yes Bellucci seems to make that feeling in most people. I think we men are just her playthings. I have had two totally hetro female friends say they would leave their husbands for her.

  • MissAmynae

    Always, the Bellucci. The charisma and sexuality transcends a mere mortal's powers.

  • tmoney

    Eva Green. Seriously, she is so unusually beautiful.

  • PerpetualIntern

    Juliette Binoche continues to be one of the most beautiful women ever.

  • Guest

    Agreed. And I would add she's nowhere near "in drag" in that pic, unless my wearing a professional suit to work means I drag out a few times a week.

  • PerpetualIntern

    Also, SWINTON!!!!

  • synndi

    Ok most of these women are trying to compensate for wearing a suit by being overly sexy and over the top. The best ones are Tilda Swinton, Janelle Monae and Diane Keaton

  • Mitchell Hundred

    I'm fairly certain that Monae's entire wardrobe is tuxedos. Just wall-to-wall, like a cartoon character's closet.

    This is not a complaint.

  • e jerry powell

    And Marlene Deitrich.

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