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