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Queerguru reviews L.A. QueenCiañera ‘from harrowing to happy’ the life story of trans activist Bamby Salcedo

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  As this documentary starts to unfold, Bamby Salcedo explains why at the age of 50 she is about to have her own version of a quinceañera party.  This is a Mexican traditional celebration that all girls have at the age of 15 to mark their coming of age and enter into womanhood.    For … Continue reading



Queerguru reviews DEATH AND BOWLING : with a trans cast and a trans sensibility

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  Trans filmmaker Lyel Kash’s directorial/writing debut Death and Bowling that is having its world premiere at OUTFEST Film Fest in LA is an extraordinary achievement.  Not just because in a groundbreaking move Kash cast all the roles in the movie with transgender actors, but his spiritual drama gives a very personal insight which we … Continue reading



Lucia Lucas talks about The Sound of Identity that profiles her stunning US debut as Don Giovanni

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What strikes one most about LUCIA LUCAS,  the American opera singer now based in Germany who is the subject of a new documentary is her sheer passion for both life and opera.  In the film director James Kicklighter captures that so succinctly as he profiles Lucas as she is about to make her US  debut performing the lead role in a  new production of Don Giovanni for The Tulsa Opera.

Lucas is a trans woman.  Having said that the disarmingly charming Lucas is neither a martyr nor pioneer to the cause.  She is a human being and an extremely talented singer who just happens to also be a trans woman. 

Having been so caught up in her on-screen charisma, Queerguru tracked Lucas down in Europe to talk about the significance of both her performance and this new documentary.  The film is being released on VOD on most major streaming platforms, on June 1st to mark the start of Pride Month.

P.S, You can read Queerguru’s full review of The Identity of Sound HERE

https://thesoundofidentity.com/

 

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James Kicklighter talks about the remarkable story in The Sound of Identity

 



Changing The Game: the trials and triumphs of three trans teen athletes

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Michael Barnett’s thought-provoking documentary about the trials and triumphs of trans teenager athletes was made in the Trump era where society was encouraged to express rampant transphobia.  In fact, violently oppose everything that was not about white cis-gendered men. Whilst the topic of trans sportsmen and women may surface in the media quite often, it … Continue reading



Lupe : a heart-touching journey of discovery

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Lupe, the debut feature from filmmakers André Phillips & Charles Vuolo is a beautifully nuanced tale of self-discovery.  It’s the story of Rafael (non-binary actor Rafael Albarran) a young man who had left his native Cuba to come to NY to look for his sister who had suddenly disappeared when he was still a kid.  … Continue reading



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