Come on. Fess up. We’ve all done it at one point or another.
We’ve all pretended to be a member of the opposite sex in order to get a job in a tough economy. It’s a story as old as Tootsie.
The latest cross-dressing labor pic is this month’s Albert Nobbs. The story focuses on a 19th century Irish bloke working as a butler in an upscale hotel, except he’s really a she! And she’s become smitten with a young maid at the hotel who still thinks she’s a he.
All kidding aside, this isn’t some screwball Tom Hanks TV show. It stars Glenn Close in a buzz-worthy performance in a poignant tale of identity and emotional freedom.
Sound like a movie you want to see? Well we’ve got 10 passes for two to a screening on January 25th at the Main Art theater in Royal Oak at a time to be named.
No, we’re not going to ask you to post stories about your cross-dressing adventures. Instead, you can qualify to win by posting a comment below telling us the strangest or most interesting thing you’ve ever had to do to keep a job.
3 STEPS TO ENTRY
- Register a Backlot D account if you haven’t already.
- Post a message in the comments below giving us the story of the most interesting thing you’ve had to do to get or keep a job.
- Do all this before midnight on January 21st.
We’ll select 10 winners for the list of all entries.
RULES AND CONSIDERATIONS:
- Valid entries must be received before midnight on January 21st.
- Prizes are provided by Allied-THA.
- No purchase necessary to enter.
- You must be 18 years or older to enter.
- Winners are responsible for getting themselves to the theater on the day and time of the screening as specified above.
- Your pass does not reserve you a seat. This is a promoted, public preview and seating will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis to all pass holders. The theater will be filled to capacity. In other words: MAKE SURE YOU SHOW UP EARLY ON THE DAY OF THE SCREENING TO WAIT IN LINE AND CLAIM YOUR FREE SEATS.
- Winners agree to abide by further rules and restrictions prescribed by the studio and its publicity agents that may be printed on or presented with the pass.
- Winners will be selected by a method of Backlot D’s devising. All judgments are final.
- No whining.
Synopsis: Award winning actress Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making. Mia Wasikowska (Helen), Aaron Johnson (Joe) and Brendan Gleeson (Dr. Holloran) join a prestigious, international cast that includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker and Pauline Collins.
Rodrigo Garcia directs from a script that Glenn Close, along with prize-winning novelist John Banville and Gabriella Prekop, adapted from a short story by Irish author George Moore.