Victor/Victoria is a funny, warm, and surprisingly current musical comedy starring Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, and James Garner. The plot surrounds an out-of-work soprano who is talked into pretending to be a male female-impersonator by her friend. Whilst playing out this charade, she meets and falls for a gangster who begins to question his own masculinity. The subject matter explores sexuality, gender roles, and drag subculture without ever condescending to it. The actors seem fully aware and accepting of the roles they are playing. The nature of the characters is presented as normal and natural. And the music is outstanding! I highly recommend this movie. It is an absolute joy!
This 20th anniversary edition of Blake Edwards's classic gender-bending musical features commentary by Edwards and Julie Andrews, who stars as a female singer who becomes the toast of 1934 Paris by posing as a female impersonator.