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Evie

I'm looking for some good films starring transgender women that detail their journey. Books are also welcome. Just anything that can inspire me and help me learn more

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Dev

One of our own members has written a book about her life, called I'm Not The Man I Used to Be.  She's offered it for free to other members here.  You can find the info in the post linked below.

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Jani423

It's kind of campy, but I liked Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  It's an Australian movie that was funny and poignant.  If you do a Google search on transgender books you'll find a number of suggestions. 

I haven't read this but I've heard it was good. 

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, by Amy Ellis Nutt   

This is on my list.

Transgender: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, by Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!)  The actual first word in the title is not allowed so it's been edited.

Jani

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Tejana

Hhmmm....This post is not what the OP is requesting w/ re: to movies, but after thinking about it for a week or so I decided to do this post, anyway. [I must confess though that I don't watch movies, ts/tg themed or not, for edification or inspiration.  I'm just one of those deplorable types  < :eek:> who watches a movie simply for entertainment :tv:.]

 

Perhaps the best ts/tg themed movie that I can recall watching is Different for Girls. Set in the United Kingdomm it's a kinda romantic, not-too-heavy drama.

 

It's been a while since I've watched said movie, so I can't recall whether the lead actress is really ts/tg or not.  Come right down to it....at this particular moment I don't recall for certain whether said actress was actually played by a guy or not---but I think so.

 

Again, I'm thinking that my post is not what was requested by the OP.  But I thought I'd risk posting anyway....I found it to be a nice, entertaining, ts/tg themed movie that I very much enjoyed.

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tracy_j
5 hours ago, Tejana said:

 

 

Perhaps the best ts/tg themed movie that I can recall watching is Different for Girls. Set in the United Kingdomm it's a kinda romantic, not-too-heavy drama.

 

 

 

I have looked at the first fifteen minutes of this and intend to carry on watching as I am finding it entertaining, and relevant as yet. One thing I should warn though is that the film does open with scene with nudity in school showers (in a schoolboyish way). More parental guidance than anything explicit.

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Timber Wolf
4 hours ago, tracy_j said:

 

I have looked at the first fifteen minutes of this and intend to carry on watching as I am finding it entertaining, and relevant as yet. One thing I should warn though is that the film does open with scene with nudity in school showers (in a schoolboyish way). More parental guidance than anything explicit.

I thought it a good movie, which does demonstrate some of the potholes in life that we can face as transgender folk. But the movie would have an "R" rating as there is one fully nude scene near the end. It does show that the actress is transgender, not a male. The movie does not center around nudity or sex though, but rather on the relationship of the girl and her old school friend, and his strugles to accept her. I'd rate it 4 out of 5 stars (good).

 

Lots of love,

Timber Wolf🐾

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Dakota16

I read Undercover Girl: Growing Up Transgender and thought it was pretty good. I'm trying to read through Michelle Spicer's The Transgender Handbook but it's slow going with all the chaos at work/home right now. I haven't seen any movies, but I'd like to soon. I really want to watch Transparent but can't find it anywhere outside of Amazon.

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tracy_j

With respect to 'Different for Girls', I have now watched all of the movie and agree with Timber Wolf. 4 out of 5. Well worth watching, but just not quite there for the 5!

 

Watch closely for Ian Dury (The Blockheads) and other notable actors (at least for UK). I must admit I missed them :D

 

Tracy

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Jani423
8 hours ago, tracy_j said:

Watch closely for Ian Dury (The Blockheads)

Great band!  A blast from the past with that notation.  Thanks Tracy.

 

Jani

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