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Films with trans characters, themes, subtext and/or storylines…some of these reviews were written when words like “transvestite” and “transsexual” were the accepted terms and so I decided to keep these reviews “as is” as a reminder of what the past looked like, so we can be appreciative of the present, which we don’t do a lot of, appreciating the present. So be Buddha, be in the now while you read the older reviews and be glad, amazed and surprised at how far we’ve come in such a small amount of time…



Lakeshore Drive

Lakeshore Drive

Ali Naro October 13, 2017 Comments Off on Lakeshore Drive

Starring – Lila Star, Darren Smith, Frank Ondorf, Kent Nusbaum, Leni Irizarry, Eric Dern Directed by Peter Bowse 2017 Ahhh…black and white movies… When they say they don’t make movies like they used to

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More Than T (and an interview with the director, Silas Howard)

More Than T (and an interview with the director, Silas Howard)

Ali Naro July 18, 2017 Comments Off on More Than T (and an interview with the director, Silas Howard)

Directed by Silas Howard 2017 “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” – A really smart guy called Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr said this very smart and insightful thing a long time ago. In

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Mum

Mum

Ali Naro July 14, 2017 Comments Off on Mum

Starring – Kate O’Donnell, Lee Boardman, Kenneth Colley,  Ash Palmisciano, Joseph Pearson Directed by Anne-Marie O’Connor 2017 Mum is a touching and poignant short film about a daughter who goes home to have a spa day with

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What Sex Am I?

What Sex Am I?

Ali Naro May 2, 2017 Comments Off on What Sex Am I?

Directed by Lee Grant 1985 “I just knew I was a woman. It wasn’t about wanting to be a woman. I felt that I was misplaced. In other words, the way my life developed,

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Car Wash

Car Wash

Ali Naro February 27, 2017 Comments Off on Car Wash

Starring – a bunch of actors from the 1970s that while you are watching this movie again, you’ll think to yourself, “Oh, I remember that guy or that girl, I wonder what ever happened

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Myra Breckinridge

Myra Breckinridge

Ali Naro February 22, 2017 Comments Off on Myra Breckinridge

Starring – Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed, Farrah Fawcett, John Carradine, Calvin Lockhart, Roger Herren, Tom Selleck, Jim Backus, Toni Basil Directed by Michael Sarne 1970 “You realize once we cut

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Leaving Vogue Moran

Leaving Vogue Moran

Ali Naro June 18, 2016 Comments Off on Leaving Vogue Moran

Directed by Wayne Mahon 2016 “It’s the story of a douchebag, desperately trying to not be a douchebag.” And that in a nutshell is the premise for the documentary Leaving Vogue Moran. The film

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The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

Ali Naro January 9, 2016 Comments Off on The Danish Girl

Starring – Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw, Matthias Schoenaerts Directed by Tom Hooper 2015 Back in 1991, Hollywood released a film with a trans character and even though this trans character was the main

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I Am The Queen

I Am The Queen

Ali Naro October 3, 2015 Comments Off on I Am The Queen

Directed by Henrique Cirne-Lima and Josue Pellot 2015 Transgender people are slowly making their way onto TV and movie screens as fully formed characters that have their own storylines and plots and aren’t just there

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Ali Naro July 30, 2015 Comments Off on Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Starring – John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Michael Pitt, Andrea Martin, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Rob Campbell, Michael Aronov Directed by John Cameron Mitchell 2001 Having a bad day? Has your cat died? Has

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