Trans Guys On Film

Today seems to be a day for films featuring trans people to turn up in my Twitter stream, so I thought I would pass them on.

First up we have Ryan Kennedy and Hazel Edwards talking about their book, f2m: the boy within, and about Ryan’s transition. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Ryan and Hazel on my various trips to the other side of the globe and they are lovely people.

Next up is a brief update from the fabulous Fox. I’m seriously impressed that he has done a TED talk, and I can’t wait to see it.

And finally, here is Fox’s business partner, Lewis, giving his latest life update.

I guess a common thread throughout those films is the need for those of us lucky enough to be able to be out to represent the trans community to the rest of the world. As Fox says, the more of us there are, the more normal we are going to seem.

At the same time, Lewis is quite right, we need to be doing things other than being publicly trans. I love the idea of trans actors getting roles playing cis people. I mean, why shouldn’t we? (Cue various New Statesman columnists complaining about appropriation and how the horrible Tr*nnies are oppressing them again.)