parinya kiatbusaba

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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”