Transgender Tapestry

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Rating Title/Year Author
Transamerica (2005) Veronica Vera The filmmakers' priority was to tell a good story: their commitment was to a movie, not a movement. In truth, they did honor to both. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
Boys Don't Cry (1999) David Steinberg Scene after scene takes place on several emotional levels at once, with love, hate, confusion, courage, yearning, hopelessness, strength, and desperation all thrown into the mix. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
The World According to Garp (1982) Haley Tiresius There is art and subtlety in the role [of Roberta] as it is written for the movie; and there is artistry and subtlety in the way the role is acted by John Lithgow. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
Dressed to Kill (1980) Haley Tiresius From my point of view, Dressed To Kill is not only a generally pernicious film, it is also a film which presents a serious threat to an already misunderstood minority. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
Sunflowers (1996) Andrew Matzner One of the strengths of this documentary is that it doesn't shy away from presenting the ambiguity which informs community attitudes toward bakla. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
Shinjuku Boys (1995) Andrew Matzner Shinjuku Boys provides illuminating insights into the lives of its subjects. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
() Andrew Matzner I must commend Ladyboys for its technically well-produced depictions of the lives of katoey. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
Southern Comfort (2001) Monica F. Helms I have to stop now. It's hard to type through the tears. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) Rebecca Bell-Metereau To Wong Foo itself struck me as a confused movie. The film had its heart in the right place in that it was trying to make popular audiences like these characters. But in the process of trying to normalize them, it removed all their sexuality. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
Venus of Mars (2003) Britt Brittaen Compelling and honest. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
The Birdcage (1996) Allyson Ann Allante If you haven't seen Birdcage, check it out on video, or better yet, get gussied up and see it in a theater. Either way, realize and appreciate the very symbolic general public acceptance of the transgender phenomenon (and YOU) this film represents. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
Just Like a Woman (1992) Heidi This is an enjoyable, entertaining film, reasonably plausible and, therefore, much worth viewing. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020