movie: breakfast on pluto


300 FAVORITE MOVIES (in no particular order)

143. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

“Not many people can take the tale of Patrick Braden, aka St. Kitten, who strutted the catwalks, face lit by a halo of flashbulbs as "oh!” she shrieks, “I told you, from my best side darlings”


Quintessential Movies from the Trans* Film Canon You Should Know

*Please note: All language is taken from press releases/movie information/film write ups. Some language may seem problematic. The films are presented to a mass audience with the descriptions below.

  1. Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink) – story of a young MAAB child and her expression 
  2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Transexual punk rocker Hedwig leads us through her life, Eastern Europe, mega-stardom and love in this rock opera
  3. Boys Don’t Cry – biopic about Brandon Teena and the final days of his life
  4. Beautiful Boxer – biopic story of Nong Thoom (born  Parinya Kiatbusaba), a famous kathoey, Muay Thai fighter, actress and model. 
  5. Soldier’s Girl – biopic about Barry Winchell, his relationship with Calpernia Addams, and the events of his fellow soldiers
  6. Breakfast on Pluto – follows the life of Patrick “Kitten” Braden in the fictional Irish town of  Tyrellin in the 1940s
  7. Orlando – based on V. Woolf’s novel of the same name, this film follow the forever young Orlando through life (an all it’s incarnations)
  8. Transamerica – follows Bree as she travels cross-country with her son 
  9. The Adventures of Sebastian Cole – Sebastian returns to the US to reunite with his father after his sexual reassignment surgery 
  10.  20 centímetros (20 Centimeters)– Spanish film following a woman as she works towards surgery to fix her “20 centimeters of problems”

“I’ve gone into auditions and I think they have an assumption about me when they see my photo and then I open my mouth and they say, ‘Where exactly are you from? And you were born in Ethiopia? But you’re Irish, but you also kind of sound English. That’s really strange.’ They want to put you in a box in LA, that’s how they tend to do it there, so if you don’t fit in that box, it makes it more difficult.” - Ruth Negga