Changing the Game

2019

Changing the Game

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This intimate story takes us into the lives of three high school athletes from across the US - all at different stages of their athletic seasons, each sharing their lives as transgender teens. Our main character, Mack Beggs, made headlines last year when he became the Texas State Champion in girls wrestling -- as a boy. Fighting Texas State policy and drawing international media coverage, he was heralded as a hero by some while receiving hate and threats from others. The tumultuous press surrounding his success continues to pull Mack in multiple directions as he and his family navigate the media and this year's State wrestling tournament, all while trying to graduate high school. Each story is led by the brave and individual voices of these students, allowing extremely personal and vulnerable access into their journeys. These courageous kids offer us the opportunity to see the world through their eyes -- and share their struggles and successes along the way.

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  • Barnett gives the viewer a clear overview of just how tough transgender athletes have it in gender-segregated sports.

    August 1, 2019 | Full Review…

    Tomris Laffly

    Variety
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  • A smart, poignant tribute to young athletes changing the rules.

    July 31, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Subtle and nuanced... Changing the Game radically asserts the humanity of Mack, Sarah Rose, Andraya, and Terry, and the rest of us whose lives are under assault by the current political establishment.

    February 10, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Intimately profiles tumultuous year in lives of 3 teen athletes...Parents of competitors are vicious vs. these emotionally fragile kids. Lofty rhetoric won't convince them.

    February 1, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Tales of the City's author, Armistead Maupin, once noted, "The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives." This is what 'Changing the Game' is about .

    January 16, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Each story isn't just a compelling case for these three teenagers to compete in the sport they love; it's a chance for audiences to see the struggles not just for these kids, but their parents and loved ones.

    October 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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