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Trans In Trumpland : on our screens soon

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  Hot on the heels of Sam Feder’s excellent Netflix documentary DISCLOSURE comes breaking news about another investigation  into the ‘plight’ of  the trans community in the US.  Feder’s film is  an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender.  Whereas … Continue reading



The Fight : how the ACLU takes on Trump

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  It’s literally impossible to make any record of the political shenanigans of the last 4 years  of the Trump White House without depressing the hell out of all of us. With a spirited but ineffective Democratic Party in opposition, it has seemed that there is no way to stop the sheer wholesale dismantling of … Continue reading



Sidney and Friends : the lives of a group of intersex and trans youth in Kenya

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  Nearly every documentary that depicts someone’s transitioning journey is tough to sit and watch.  Mainly because as they struggle with gender dysphoria they are made outcasts by their families,  and facing poverty and unable to be employed become sex workers which puts their whole lives at risk. Very few are able to take this … Continue reading



The Queens who all want to be Miss Continental

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  It’s a bit of mystery why it took several  years for filmmaker Mark Saxenmeyer to get his documentary The Queens finally released.  It’s a powerful story of a fascinating slice of queer history although it so poorly edited that it so often fails to  do  justice to all the ‘girls’ sharing their remarkable stories, … Continue reading



DISCLOSURE : Trans Lives On The Screen

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  Trans Filmmaker Sam Feder packs an awful lot of information into the 100 mins of this excellent new documentary Disclosure.  Somehow he makes it totally compelling and not the least bit stuffy, and we were shocked to discover in fact how as gay men,  we really knew so little about our brothers and sisters … Continue reading



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