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Guest SouthernBelle

That movie is great! but be warned it is really sad/hard to watch at parts. probably more so if another trans is watching and can relate! but still a wonderful movie. can the french do any wrong? my answer: no

hugs, Nikki

Yes. I'm not one to judge, but I've been to Paris and I was treated very rudely. I refuse to pretend as if this is indicative of the entire country, because I am very much against prejudice, but those several specific people that treated me like I was worthless while I was there are on my 'nothing I can do about it, but still mad' list LOL.

HUGGS

Belle

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Guest SouthernBelle

Hi Sally,

Sorry it's taken so long to respond. I don't remember the show you are talking about, but I do remember some show (real life) where a botched circumcision on a baby boy destroyed most of his penis, so the doctors and parents decided on making and raising him as a girl and it didn't work. She(He) knew deep down that he should have been male. So that blows the argument that upbringing makes a difference.

If you ever do find out the name of the movie you're talking about, let me know, I'd love to see it.

what was the name of the show? i'd luv to DL it.

KISSES

Belle

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Guest Hildagard

I can't remember what it was called, but I watched one recently, I think it was called The Beautiful Girls?

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Guest nior

Okay, off the top of my head, bearing in mind I've not watched them myself, never had the time on the ocassions they are on over here.

Pricilla, Queen of the desert

Transamerica

One I have seen however and really enjoyed was Kinky Boots!

I found Transamerica, insulting to watch and I own the dvd. Too cliche ridden, for my liking.

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Guest Donna Jean
View PostCarolyn Marie, on 07 July 2010 - 06:22 PM, said:

Belle, here's one not mentioned before, "Normal" a made for T.V. movie from 2003. Its about a middle aged TS from the midwest with a wife and kid who goes through the beginning stages of transition. Not everone likes it, but I found it very well made and acted.

Carolyn Marie

When I went to look for it on the site I usually get my torrents from, a TS porn site popped up. How revolting!

Anyway, I just thought it was an interesting and disgusting thing and I thought I should share it.

LOVE

Belle

Normal..

A good film...Actually when I first started going to my therapist, he suggested that me and my wife sit down and watch it..

I ordered it from Amazon and we've watched it 2-3 times...

Covers a lot of territory of a man in his 50's who came out to his family and started his transition...

I can relate to it well....

Donna Jean (a girl in her 60's)

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Guest Melanie Dawn

I saw Breakfast on Pluto on Logo last week, and i really liked it, it was quirky, but good.

Melanie Dawn

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Guest ChloëC

I really feel bad when days or weeks later I finally remember another possibility.

There's another very seldom seen (and less talked about) film called 'Myra Breckinridge'. This was a VERY campy transgendered film (from the early 70's I think), often considered one of the 10 worst films ever made. It's based on a novel of the same name where the hero/heroine has a mtf operation (maybe) and then goes on a strange sexually laden spree. The movie covers some of the same ground, but the ending has been changed in later years to strongly suggest that no transitioning operation really took place. As opposed to the book. Strange.

A major problem with the film is that it seems really anti-transgender, anti-gay, anti-male, anti-female. (I saw one review that suggests it's the first punk-nihilist movie, anti-everything - it is possible).

Of course, like some of the other films I mentioned, it's always interesting when Hollywood considers mtf operations and the result is Debbie Reynolds (Good-bye Charlie), Ellen Barkin (Switch), or Raquel Welch (Myra Breckinridge). Oh that real life was even close. HA!

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Chloë

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Guest Conrad

*bookmarks this page so he can come back later and make use of all the great suggestions*

Yeah I saw Boys Don't Cry and it kind of freaked me out lol...hopefully I'll get a chance to watch some happier trans-related films soon.

I don't know, does The Birdcage count? Um, I can't remember his name, but the guy that's not played by Robin Williams is at least gender-fluid. (I actually hated that movie, thought that the gay couple was just there for a laugh and that even the son acted homophobic at times, which peed me off; I mean come on, your own dad? Ugh. It was like being gay was sooooooo embarrassing, for all involved. Just a really subtly offensive movie. Ok, I'll stop ranting now.)

Does it bother anyone else when in stuff about the LGBT community (movies, tv shows, whatever) that we're often completely left out or just barely mentioned? Except for like, the drag queens and really butch lesbians. I feel like the larger community forgets about the T on the end of the acronym. Sorry if that's off-topic, it just really bothers me sometimes.

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Guest vertigo

Conrad, yeah, I've noticed that we're kind of left behind :D

I've been trying to find "Nobody Passes Perfectly" for quite some time, but... no luck. It's pretty much a documentary about two FTMs from denmark. The trailer looks pretty good, though.

There's also "Celluloid Closet", but it's about LGBT people in the film industry in general, so I'm not sure how many of them will be trans.

I do remember some show (real life) where a botched circumcision on a baby boy destroyed most of his penis, so the doctors and parents decided on making and raising him as a girl and it didn't work.

Are you talking about David Reimer? Quite a few shows have based episodes on his story. You could just look up his name. That would be easier. :]

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Guest nelo

So this isn't a movie, but a made for TV documentary. It's about four (plus some of their friends) transitioning college students. Transgeneration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TransGeneration

I found it streaming on Netflix. It was only 8 eps, about 4-5 hours of stuff.

It was very interesting.

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Guest AylaR

The only two movies I have seen that revolved around trans issues were Transamerica (which wasn't very good <_< ) and A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Arajuo Story. I'm not sure if I spelled the last name right, but I enjoyed that one.

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Guest Melanie Dawn

So this isn't a movie, but a made for TV documentary. It's about four (plus some of their friends) transitioning college students. Transgeneration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TransGeneration

I found it streaming on Netflix. It was only 8 eps, about 4-5 hours of stuff.

It was very interesting.

I did the same about 2 weeks ago, i enjoyed it a lot, and after seeing once again how wonderful Dr Bowers was with the one girl, i just don't get how people can say she's so awful with her bedside manner. She's a BUSY surgeon, it's not always easy or convenient to nurse everyone's egos. I know my father, who is a wonderfully caring, and friendly person at the office (I used to work for him when i was in high school, had to sometimes rush people out, or not always be super friendly (his office was insanely busy back then-now he only works 3 and a half days a week so he's cut back a bit on patients, and he and my mom-his office manager- don't even get a lunch because they are so busy)... ok i am ranting a bit there, sorry. Just understand, that medical people can be busy, and may not always coddle each patient.

Melanie Dawn

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Guest AylaR

I also remember seeing a documentary I really liked called Born in the Wrong Body. It had multiple episodes, and I've only seen one. One was called BitWB: Tying the Knot and was about two couples one transman and a woman, and one transwoman and a man getting married. Honestly I wasn't all that thrilled about that one. The other one, the subtitle of which I can't quite recall revolved around the life of several different transpeople. I can only remember three of them though, two transwomen and a transman and it was VERY good. Perhaps it was JUST called Born in the Wrong Body.

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