Contest Winners: ALBERT NOBBS!

January 22nd, 2012 in Contests by 25 Comments

Update #2 – 1/22: Congratulations to our winners: melsel, Renard Berry Sr., Brian Blottie, esp2170, Thunder, Electricblue717, debora ellis hawkes, Renie Hamilton, worldmikel and 1soccermom! You have all won passes!

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Update: 1/22: This contest is now closed. Please check back later today for an announcement of winners.

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.


  1. Register a Backlot D account if you haven’t already.
  2. 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.
  3. Do all this before midnight on January 21st.

We’ll select 10 winners for the list of all entries.


  1. Valid entries must be received before midnight on January 21st.
  2. Prizes are provided by Allied-THA.
  3. No purchase necessary to enter.
  4. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
  5. Winners are responsible for getting themselves to the theater on the day and time of the screening as specified above.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Winners will be selected by a method of Backlot D’s devising. All judgments are final.
  9. No whining.

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Movie Info

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.

Rob Worley

Author: Rob Worley