Multimedia pastiche at MIT’s List Center – By Chris Bergeron – Daily News Staff

Cambridge – As a strategy to play forbidden roles, get laughs or erase gender boundaries, cross-dressing has appealed to people as wildly different as Joan of Arc, Monty Python and RuPaul.

And if Oscar Wilde was right about life imitating art, then Shakespeare’s heroines in drag and Dustin Hoffman’s “Tootsie” have set the stage for cross-dressers with video cameras to turn their fashion choices into new kinds of cinema.

Lights. Cameras. Bend genders.