Cross Dressing

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)

Release date:

Available now

18 minutes

Last on

Mon 16 Dec 2013 09:32 GMT

Featured in...

Why do we look the way we do?

Why do we look the way we do?

Tattoos, trainers, jeans, hair, ties ... why?

Download this programme


Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes