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A film journey through a universe of female masculinity. A legendary Drag King Night in New York is the point of departure for an odyssey to transgendered worlds, where women become men - ... See full summary »
Del La Grace Volcano
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Georges Du Fresne,
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James A. Ward
James A. Ward,
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In Paris, the thirty-two years old travesty Stéphanie a.k.a. Pierre is a streetwalker that lives with the Egyptian gay hustler Djamel and the Russian gay Mikhail that works in a restaurant. When the hospital where her mother Liliane is terminal calls her, she travels with her two lovers to the countryside to look after her dying mother. While at home, she recalls her childhood and how she met Djamel and Mikhail. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It's been a long time coming but at long last here is the first and so far only film ever to deal with transexuality with any credibility. As a transsexual myself I have found films such as Breakfast on Pluto and Soldier's Girl unpalatable to say the least, why have male actors always been cast in the role and why has there always been sycophantic praise for their acting and mannerisms when in reality they failed quite badly in most cases.
Here we have a transsexual playing a transsexual and despite not being a professional actor her performance is outstanding as are those of the two men in the triangle. The bittersweet portrayal of their lives and their decency while surrounded by everything that is rotten in life touched my heart, we are humans like everyone else capable of and needing of love not exploitation or condemnation.
Anyway it's a terrible shame that Transamerica got the plaudits when real cinema such as this is ignored.
Great, great film that I cannot recommend highly enough.
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