Hey guys -- ever wake up in the morning and forget what it's like to be a man? Do you forget how it feels when testosterone surges through your veins? Do you forget the pleasures of sleeping with women? Me neither. But if you looked like a woman, sounded like a woman, and acted like a woman night after night, week after week, month after month, year after year, you might start getting the whole gender thing jumbled.

Edward "Ned" Kynaston (Billy Crudup) encounters that vary problem. Ned is an actor living in the 1660s when women were forbidden to appear on stage. Because women couldn't act, men held the honor of playing women. Thus, Ned is England's most celebrated leading lady, profiting handsomely from his femininity. Currently, he's Desdemona in the Betterton Theatre production of Othello. His career couldn't be better. His co-stars envy him. Audiences adore him. But when King Charles II (Rupert Everett) grows tired of the same old stage routines, Ned gets the surprise of his life.

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