The blurby bit Sébastien Lifshitz pieces together the story of a pioneering transgender network in this inspiring and essential slice of queer history. In the
Content warning: Reading this may make your head explode and features descriptions of hardcore pornography. Audience was mainly young women, many on the path of
The event was part of a theme to celebrate the BBC’s birthday and to take retrospective look at how ‘trans people’ were treated in programming in the 1970s. For once, the person doing the presentation, Marcus Collins, a real historian, had done actual proper research into the film archive.
Unfortunately this didn’t extend into researching the background of his guest speaker, Morgan M. Page, of the notorious cotton ceiling workshop fame.
It started ten minutes later than advertised with people still coming in after the second film had started. No one said anything to the person blatantly recording the screen on their mobile phone. I kept falling asleep during but luckily had a bearded woman in the seat next to me, who generously jumped about in her seat about once a minute, so just enough to stop me nodding off completely. The host of the event, apparently an experienced hand at hosting panels, behaved like a shy little girl and urged everybody to leave the screening for a comfort break once Uyra’s nine minute credit sequence started to roll. We also had a BSL interpreter to sign for the panel plus both films had subtitles with sound description too. Annoying.
Contains spoilers. This debut feature shows a rare understanding of the complexities and challenges of modern family life, when a father and his transgender son
The most worrying thing for me is that it is totally unbelievable that no more footage of Ekai speaking for herself was available …