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Cross Dressing

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 13 December 2013

Why do men cross dress? Mike Williams interviews Helen, a London Underground train driver, Peter a detective novelist - who prefers dressing as Penny - and Peter’s wife who helps to choose the clothes and decide Penny’s look. He talks to the artist Grayson Perry about the relationship between his art and cross dressing. He also poses the question why is it that western society accepts men in kilts, priests in cassocks but has issues with men in skirts?

(Image: Artist Grayson Perry walking down the catwalk during a fashion show, in London. Credit: Getty Images)

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