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You Don't Know Dick: Courageous Hearts of Transsexual Men (1997)

Lyle, Max, Michael, Steven, Ted, and James: a photographer who lifts weights, a cop, a mechanic, writers, an artist; one is gay, at least three are in serious relationships with women; one ... See full summary »

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Lyle, Max, Michael, Steven, Ted, and James: a photographer who lifts weights, a cop, a mechanic, writers, an artist; one is gay, at least three are in serious relationships with women; one was in the seminary; one has three children from a previous marriage. All six were born female, and all are female-to-male ("FTM") transsexuals. They talk about childhood, deciding to make the change, telling parents and friends and co-workers, testosterone therapy, surgeries, organs, embracing their histories, and how their lives are now. Friends, a parent, lovers, and two children also talk. All six men express joy at their new-found and more complete identities. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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See Our Hearts...
6 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best trans movies I've ever seen. With the public not knowing a lot about transsexual men, this documentary gives the viewer an idea of who this small but brave group is: men who were born female. We meet several transsexual men throughout the film, and thereby give a face to this minority group.

To see these brave souls, speaking of their agonies and ecstasy's as they changed genders, is truly a wonder to behold. No one who sees this film can walk away unaffected. At the very least, you walk away with a sense of these men, and a touch of their hearts, to appear so naked to a hostile public eye. To anyone with a transgendered friend or family member, I highly recommend this film. To anyone who is curious, see it. It's well put together, full of heart, and portraits of courage.


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