male disguises: Le Derrière

Le Derrière

After her mother dies, Frédérique Sénèque (Valérie Lemercier, who also directed the movie) learns her father’s name from an old photo. She sets off for Paris to find the father she’s never met.

Staying with a gay friend, she accompanies him to his favourite gay bar – but it’s men only so Frédérique becomes the effeminate young Frédéric. She discovers her father is gay and introduces herself to him as Frédéric: meanwhile Frédérique is secretly meeting with her old boyfriend now living in Paris.

Complications and misunderstanding ensue in this French farce.

The makeup

Valérie Tranier was key makeup artist; Jean-Pierre Caminade was key hair stylist.