One of my favorite Marilyn Monroe roles was in “Some Like It Hot” which also starred Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon. The play is now on Broadway and earned 13 nominations for 2023 Tony Awards. Could this movie be made and shown today?

How many men have made their careers – fully, mostly, or a little bit – playing characters in drag? The (partial) answer is coming…

  • Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill)
  • Jack Lemon (Some Like It Hot)
  • Flip Wilson, comedian
  • Tony Curtis (Some Like It Hot)
  • Jared Leto (won an Oscar for his role in Dallas Players Club)
  • Martin Lawrence (Big Momma’s House)
  • Patrick Swayze (To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar)
  • Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie)
  • Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire)
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies)
  • Wesley Snipes (To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar)
  • John Travolta (Hairspray)
  • Rupert Everett (St. Trinian’s)
  • Tyler Perry (Madea)
  • Charles Busch (Die Mommie Die)
  • Quentin Crisp (Orlando)
  • Eddie Murphy (The Nutty Professor)
  • Michael J Fox (Back to the Future)
  • Arsenio Hall (Coming to America)
  • Barry Humphries aka Dame Edna Everage (Barry McKenzie Holds His Own)
  • Jerry Lewis (Hardly Working)
  • Divine aka Harris Milstead (Polyester, Hairspray)
  • RuPaul (Crooklyn, the Brady Bunch Movie)
  • Marlon Wayans (White Chicks)
  • Shawn Wayans (White Chicks)
  • Terry Jones (Monty Python’s Life of Brian)
  • Alec Guinness (Kind Hearts and Coronets)

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