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More On the Netflix Movie "Girl"

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I guess I will go by my IRL friends evaluations of the film with a small amount of skepticism.

 

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Three trans women who saw the film at a screening in Los Angeles said it was the film’s dark territory that made it compelling. Crystal Stull told me “Girl” was “the closest that cis people in society will ever get to understanding just how bad dysphoria can really get.”

 

Crystal and the other two girls mentioned above are personal friends and members of our Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, and Ann Thomas who is the owner of Trans Talent is another friend from the same source.  Since the one self harm scene did not happen IRL I am not happy thinking it is there and since it was fiction know there are other ways a scene with equal impact could have been written.  My friends went to a special screening but I was not invited to it or maybe I was and missed it. The intensity is real in our journeys and it is that intensity that is why we are here, to prevent self harm and self mutilation that many are driven to.  .  

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