The Mathis are a remarkable family whose courage and determination rarely faltered when they supported their youngest child Coy who started transitioning from male to female in kindergarten after it was clear that Coy felt he was a girl. Growing Up Coy documents the family’s fight for her right to use the girls’ bathroom in a landmark civil rights case that prompted a nationwide debate.
On the eve of the movie being released for global streaming to over 190 countries on Netflix (it is already available on Itunes) director Eric Juhola talked to queerguru at PTV via Facetime about just how important Coy Mathis’s touching story really is.
queerguru talked with Janae Marie Kroc the ex-Marine & former World Weightlifting Champion about Transformer an exceptionally wonderful documentary about her remarkable journey of transitioning, that is about to screen at OUTshine Film Festival in Miami
One of the most compelling films selected for the Mens Queer Shorts Program at Provincetown Film Festival this year is Landline a documentary about the only helpline in the UK for gay farmers. This fascinating look at a highly marginalized section of our community is quite an eye opener especially for us urban types, and so we called producer Rupert Williams via Facebook to learn more.
queerguru reviews Turkish filmmaker Ceyda Torun wonderful new documentary on the street cats of Istanbul. What had originally enticed Torun, a native of the city, was that for the largely Muslim population, the uniqueness of how street cats are treated is in fact not too dissimilar to how cows are honored in India. Certainly what she showed was a seemingly universal love of these feline creatures from the city’s residents and a compassionate understanding and acceptance of all the cat’s rather touching eccentricities, the like of which we have never witnessed on such a large scale.
This queerguru reports was filmed by Roger Walker-Dackfor P.T.V.