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It's so relieving to watch a film made by a trans woman, for other trans people, intended to humanise experiences and struggles that trans people (particularly trans women) go through. The acting is brilliant, the performances are genuine, and seeing a trans woman be vibrantly proud onscreen is amazing beyond description.
Tomboy brilliantly reflects what it's like to grow up as a trans man, and perfectly acknowledges the psychological and emotional damage that children experience when they're not allowed to be themselves. His mother's abusive actions are also very true to the selfishness of parental figures when their child expresses transgender inclinations. The fact that audiences had to see the child non-consensually undressed in order to have his gender 'confirmed' by transphobic friends seemed unnecessary and painful, but when a trans movie is written and directed by cis people, I suppose you have to manage your expectations there. It's still one of the best trans movies I've ever watched.
This Belgian film has the best of intentions, but I question the need to show a child being relentlessly abused in order to make a point about trans peoples' right to live a fulfilled life. It follows the journey of a young trans girl who lives in an unaccepting family. There's uncomfortable amounts of transphobia and homophobia displayed by almost every character, but what I enjoyed about this movie was that the audience is encouraged to sympathise with the girl, and she isn't demonised for being transgender. I don't agree with movies constantly showing trans people in dangerous and violent situations (that's a conversation for another time), but you are meant to passionately disagree with the people hurting/attacking the child, which is worth... something, I guess. Watch this film if you're prepared for a lot of cishet ignorance and domestic abuse. There is, eventually, a happy ending.
This movie is wonderfully refreshing, because it defies overused tropes, and allows characters to be unique and individual! The main character is a young bisexual/pansexual woman who experiments with her sexuality and presentation, and opens herself up to new experiences. She enters into a relationship with a butch, who is played by non-binary actor Malic White. Their gender in the film is quite undefined, so you could read them as a nonbinary person or a butch woman. It's a fun, enjoyable, diverse, and cool queer film. And, brilliantly, it avoids needless violence and assault, dealing with conflict reasonably rather than with voyeuristic intentions. This film is one that feels safe for queer people to watch.
This German film is focussed on the journey of a gay trans man, who discovers his attraction to men while beginning his transition. It's a slightly outdated movie, and there's quite a bit of transphobic language used by side characters, but there is a happy ending. What I loved most about the casting and plot is that the protagonist is a masculine trans guy! Most mainstream transmasc representation androgynises or feminises trans men, which this film didn't do. I'd recommend this film to trans men, provided you prepare yourself beforehand. The protagonist was also shown browsing internet sites for info on phalloplasty and top surgery, which was a detail I appreciated, and he is pre-op.