A movie told from the Alters slice of life, now hang in with me here…
Movie begins with just a person walking down to the coffee shop, cute light music plays, as they walks down the street people call out to them and each calls person different things. “Yo Ray!” “Hey Ms.Marshfeild!” “Hi Hannah!!” “How are you today, Jean?”
Person arrives at Coffeeshop and pays for coffee, barista looks at the name on the card and goes “Have A Good Day, Ms, Nguyen.” Person smiles and we see them sign the receipt as ‘Jake Derfler’ Barista looks down confused but Jake is already gone.
Jake takes his coffee and is walking down the street, he obviously is presenting as a woman in a professional black dress, and he looks down at his phone ‘Meeting @ 9am’ is in his calendar and he just kind of nods and goes to work.
Funny scenes such as Jake going to the mens bathroom and then just realizing as he touches the door he has to use the ladies room. Jake going on a date with the hosts husband, and he tries to hit on the waitress totally forgetting hes married to the man in front of him. Jake wearing clothes that he picked out and running into hosts friends and having to explain why he’s dressed very masculine and/or without a bra (imagine him in those tanks with the giant arm holes all down the side with no bra)
Dramatic/Scary scenes may be him suddenly ‘coming to’ and a guy is getting really sexual or aggressive with him and he has to fight them off. Jake needing money for a bus ticket or even a cab cause hes somewhere he has no idea where- only to find he doesn’t know the pin to the card in his pocket. Jake ‘coming to’ in a ditch in his car, and the cop asks him if he’s been drinking that night and Jake can’t answer yes or no? and cant recall anything that happened.
Sad scene where because of the car accident he sees a therapist, and the therapist asks him his earliest memory, cuts to a small girl in scrubs and/or a hospital gown in a mental ward. A woman comes over and is something like ‘Come with me Kim’ and when Jack doesn’t move the woman grabs him and repeats it, Jack confused answers ‘but my names not Kim, It’s Jack’ and the woman snarls at him to stop pretending and being stupid and she drags him with her into the foggy distance.
Therapist figures out that Jack is a multiple and this makes so much sense now! Jack still struggles with everyday life but through sticky notes/food/clothes etc, he finds the names of a few others! Rob, Jean, Lucy, Don, Kim, etc.
Jack gets a girlfriend, makes friends and tells them his secret after awhile, and overall learns skills on how to talk to and work with the others. There are a few bumps in the road-he gets fired or theres another big scare like the car accident, etc- but overall with the help of a therapist both him and the others all seem to get along.
Movie ends with Jack walking into the therapists office, he sits down and he shakes the therapists hand. “Hi, My names Kim” She says. Therapists mouth opens and she seems to light up. “My names Dr. Montgomery, and I have heard so much about you.”
The movie does none of that ‘changes clothes every time someone fronts’ thing. It doesn’t make him or his lifestyle out to be a freak, hes not a punch line. They don’t move towards integration, and Jack is never called Trans. Jack looks exactly like Kim, Jean, Roy or anyone else. If an appointment is written in the calendar it’s kept so Jack is never confused why he goes to work. There’s no talking out loud to ‘yourself’ moment where hes made out to be a freak. Movie is simply a slice of life a little more comedy lineament movie about an Alter in a system.
I made a thing. I don’t always have good luck with making resin jewelry so I’m just praying it sets by tomorrow. Yes those are stray drips of resin on the wire rack and magazine because I’m incapable of doing anything neatly. lol