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Cowboys : the unshakeable bond between a father and his transgender son

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  Writer/director Anna Kerrigan’s sophomore feature film COWBOYS had its Tribeca Premiere Online which is a sign of the times these days.  Nevertheless this beautiful touching drama still shone through winning a Best Screenplay Award for Kerrigan  and an equally well deserved Best Actor Award for Steve Zahn her leading man. Zahn plays Troy who’s … Continue reading



I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

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  As more and more  transgender stories surface onto our screens, we realise that no two of them are ever the same. Some people’s transitioning journeys are so extremely unique  that they not only challenge many of our perceptions, but also make us re-think gender-fludity yet again. Brian Belovitch’s story is one of those.  Born … Continue reading



The Amazing Truth of Queen Racquela

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  From 2008 comes this hybrid docudrama that does such a good melding fact with fiction we have no idea which is which.  Somehow that doesn’t seem to matter. The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela is the story of 2O year old Filipino Ladyboy who makes a living as a sex worker in Manilla.  Raquela … Continue reading



My Father Marianne : a father daughter relationship with a difference

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  Swedish filmmaker Mårten Klingberg’s drama makes the act of transitioning for a 60 year old priest, married father of two,  seem like a walk in the park even in this sleepy country town where the biggest event to happen is the Annual Potato Festival.   Klingberg who adapted his story from a memoir but … Continue reading



Lingua Franca : the tale of an undocumented Filipino trans caregiver

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  NY based Filipino trans filmmaker Isobel Sandoval’s heart-wrenching third feature film is sadly one of those tales of the moment that seem like they can never end well. Its the story of Olivia (played by Sandoval) who is an undocumented Filipino caregiver who looks after Olga an elderly Russian Jewish women (Lynn Cohen) in … Continue reading



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