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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…



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 70s actors 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 to them?”

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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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Transparent

Transparent

Ali Naro December 13, 2015 Comments Off on Transparent

Starring – Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Judith Light, Alexandra Billings, Kathryn Hahn, Carrie Brownstein, Melora Hardin, Rob Huebel Created by Jill Soloway 2014-present It’s been over a year since I

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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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Mulan and Mulan: Rise of a Warrior

Mulan and Mulan: Rise of a Warrior

Ali Naro July 18, 2015 Comments Off on Mulan and Mulan: Rise of a Warrior

Mulan Starring – Ming-Na Wen, Lea Salonga, June Foray, Soon-Tek Oh, Frea Foh Shen, James Hong, BD Wong, Donny Osmond, Pat Morita, Harvey Fierstein, Eddie Murphy, Marni Nixon, George Takei, Miguel Ferrer Directed by

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Dylan

Dylan

Ali Naro July 16, 2015 Comments Off on Dylan

Starring – Becca Blackwell Directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh 2014 Sometimes a 9 minute movie can be just as powerful as a 90 minute movie and that is what happens with the short film Dylan. At just 8 minutes

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