(899) I WANT WHAT I WANT (1972) Anne Heywood transgender story
Heywood's Controversial Transgender Shocker
director: John Dexter
starring: Anne Heywood · Harry Andrews · Jill Bennett · Paul Rogers
· Michael Coles · Sheila Reid
is the story of Roy, the son of a military officer, who feels trapped
inside a man's body. The film details his transition into the woman
he always knew he was meant to be. Through trial and error, Roy/Wendy
learns the consequences and skills of being a woman as well as a new
series of problems.
male and female roles are played by Anne Heywood, a British actress
who played 'good girl' roles throughout the '50s and '60s before landing
an award- winning starring role in the lesbian drama The Fox in
1969. She next tackled this film but found the theme to be too controversial
for the audience. Miss Heywood decided to leave the UK for better acting
opportunities in Italy. After a decade of Euro success she married George
Danzig Druke. the assistant New York Attorney General, and retired from
acting. Today Miss Heywood and her husband live in Beverly Hills California.
film is based on the underground novel by Geoff Brown (see cover,
above right) and it was helmed by John Dexter, a former actor and
director for the British National Theatre. When this motion picture
met less-than-enthusiastic [stunned] response from critics and audiences
alike, Dexter broke ties with the film industry and concentrated entirely
on the theatre. He won numerous awards for his stage work, including
Tonys for Equus (1975) and M. Butterfly (1987). Mr Dexter
died in March 1990 at age 64.
film in English language, widescreen print (16:9); totally uncut version
(91 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
for Mature Audiences