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I think I missed something. Even after repeated viewings, I wasn’t sure if it was really a woman dressed as a woman pretending to be a man, or a man pretending to be a woman pretending to be a man, or a transvestite pretending to be a woman, or….I did recognize “Row Row Row Your Boat” after a moment. There are several rousing renditions of the song in Legendary Panty Mask. In fact, all the elements of an epic Western are present: the remote town (“Crime City”), the lonesome stranger, the warm carbonated milk drinks. That the town is populated exclusively by Japanese Catholic nuns and schoolgirls is, well, par for the course. “Even a drawing of a man is dangerous,” says a nun, before the saloon sing-along, “I’m hungry for a man.” Yes, the bow-slinging hero the Legendary Panty Mask does disguise her true identity behind satin undergarments. But then, these days, who doesn’t? I need to see this movie again. You can catch it at 8 p.m. at the Lucky Bar, 1221 Connecticut Ave. NW. $2 (suggested donation). (202) 736-1732 (Dave Nuttycombe)