this is actually great from an acting perspective.
the actors actually played the opposite gender instead of just relying on stereotypes (ironically enough) to portray that they were, in fact, the opposite gender. Usually if you tell a guy to act like a girl, he begins playing by the homosexual stereotype (faking a lisp, popping the hip, etc.) and while it accentuates femininity, it’s really uncomfortable and forced, making it just seem like he’s playing a stereotype instead of the actual gender. And girls will do this too; being told to play a male and instead just deepening the voice and say “dude” and “bro” a lot (although these are more common among modern practices).
The males played up femininity without coming off as a forced stereotype and the females played up masculinity and machismo without forcing their performance.
also the video is funny and I kind of forgot the point I was making.
DONT BE A LITTLE PENIS
I absolutely loved this. The Flip Side is kind of iffy sometimes — I get that the purpose is to demonstrate the sexism and gender bias inherent in today’s society, but sometimes I feel like the portrayal itself actually promotes a misunderstanding of that sexism — but this one was good.
Alex is in his mid twenties. He lives in Los Angeles. He restores antiques. And he’s a pretty normal guy. Except for one thing: Everyday he wakes up looking like someone else. And it’s been happening for as long as he can remember. Welcome to The Beauty Inside.