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Hope this question is ok for this forum topic. 

im (mtf) looking for recommendations for tv / movies with trans themes that are positive or affirming and would be informative for a sympathetic (cis het) partner. I’m aware of Transparent but that seems a bit too heavy on the dysfunctional side. 

Background: came out to my supportive wife almost a year ago after starting therapy and am not yet deciding to transition.  Just started low level hrt to relieve dysphoria (which she knows) and am now thinking about how I might realistically transition in mid life, if I were to decide to go that route. 




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Susan R

@Patti Anne mentioned in our forum here about a very well done educational documentary on Amazon Prime the other day.  I had never seen it but I’m sure most here have.  The 2012 movie focused on several trans individuals and their families.  Two seemed to be more of the central focus—Dr McGinn, her wife and her trans surgery practice and the other was Dannan Tyler, a cute 8 year old trans girl. It was hard to find on the Amazon Prime website without doing a direct search. Here’s the trailer. Here is a link to the Amazon Prime video


If you haven’t seen it...it’s worth your time,

Susan R?


PS: A trans movie I enjoyed was the 2014 movie Boy Meets Girl.  I have mixed feelings about it due to it being very unrealistic—almost as much as a one of those Transformer movies but I enjoyed the plot to be honest.  It’s a love story and I cried at the end.  I was very emotional at the time so give me a break all you haters.? lol

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+1 for Boy Meets Girl.  Unrealistic perhaps, but heartwarming.  

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1 hour ago, Susan R said:

@Patti Anne mentioned in our forum here about a very well done educational documentary on Amazon Prime the other day.  



thanks so much!  So I will probably bite the bullet and recommend we both watch it.  It will be educational for me too!


can you edit your watch history on amazon prime? We share with my mother in law and I don’t want her to know ... 



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1 hour ago, Susan R said:

I have mixed feelings about it due to it being very unrealistic

To clarify what I meant about the Boy Meets Girl movie being unrealistic...the main character is written into this in a way that it is ‘emotionally’ realistic but this pre-GRS trans woman does not show many of the other issues that trans people might experience at that stage—early awkwardness of transitionIng, coming out issues, libido issues (way off on that), parental issues,  etc...  if you’re looking for a realistic view into those things...stick to trans documentaries.


I agree with @KathyLauren though, it is very heartwarming and has a wonderful ending.

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My all time favorite has always been Orlando, a film based on a novel by Virginia Woolf! 



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31 minutes ago, RobynNYC said:

can you edit your watch history on amazon prime? We share with my mother in law and I don’t want her to know ... 

You should test this on another movie or show but this LINK says you can.  On Netflix I know it’s easy to quickly set up a throw away account and delete that account after watching...not sure if that can be done with Amazon Prime.

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36 minutes ago, Susan R said:

You should test this on another movie or show but this LINK says you can.  On Netflix I know it’s easy to quickly set up a throw away account and delete that account after watching...not sure if that can be done with Amazon Prime.

Thanks this is super useful!

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Patti Anne

I absolutely loved Boy Meets Girl. The storyline was heartwarming. Overall maybe a little far-fetched on some levels, but it was entertaining.


TransAmerica is another good movie. 

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Oh there’s a fantastic lovely comedy series called Boy meets Girl and the girl is played by a trans lady. I’m not sure if it’s still on BBC I player but my wife and I watched it when it was on in 2015. 

My wife and I came out to my mum a week or two ago and she was even more supportive than I expected and started telling is about a show called I am Jazz - I haven’t seen it myself but I’m sure either pink news or it gets better project (or both) had articles saying how good it was a few years ago. 

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Two casuals shows that we enjoyed recently with trans characters are Tales of the City and Work in Progress. I say casual to mean that the whole show isn’t centered around the trans characters’ identities. 

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