This movie was a non-fiction, but it had an interesting story line and the audience develops curiosity and empathy towards the main protagonist in the movie. This eclectic mix of story, interview transcripts to tell the audience a story has been adopted by many of the modern reality shows and events. This movie was a paradigm shifting movie that is causing ripple effect even in the current times. Orlando movie is based on Virginia Woolf novel the Orland. This movie was released in 1992. The director of the movie, Sally Porter has taken a unique perspective about the events that was clearly showcased in the cinema. The aesthetical and the visual appeal of the story line needs a special mention, as it poignantly adds to the developing events in the storyline. It is one of the rare movies that make people allude the metaphors of fantasy into reality. During the first few minutes into the cinemas, the Queen orders Orlando to stay young and he does.
The gender identity and the unique perspective of social conformities have been essayed in the storyline. In this movie, Orlando a transgender is converted into a woman. She then becomes a woman just to be accepted in the society, and also to escape possible legal ramifications of the debt. The oppressive nature of the people in the society and the patriarchal laws that existed in Britain during those times has been elucidated in the movie. This movie was a mix of story and the true events of the society. This makes it an interesting watch. It also makes the audience wonder about the relevance of gender identity and the role of the society in conforming gender. In the four hundred years of Orlando’s survival, she becomes what she wants to be and establishes her own identity in the process. Even though this story is based on a classic, it is considered to be relevant in the modern times. It speaks about the importance to staying true to the individual soul of a person.