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Almost Myself (2006)

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After finding an unusual website seeking funds to help reverse a sex change, the filmmaker sets out to explore the transgender community.


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Credited cast:
T. Joe Murray ...
Himself - Narrator (as Tom Murray)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosalyne Blumenstein ...
Herself - Los Angeles
Kate Bornstein ...
Herself - Author / Perfomer / activist, New York City
Holly Boswell ...
Herself - North Carolina
Marci Bowers ...
Herself - Sex Reassignment Surgeon, Colorado (as Dr. Marci Bowers)
Remy David ...
Georgie Jessup ...
Herself - Singer, Songwriter
Josef Kirchner ...
Himself (as Josef)
Judy Kirchner ...
Herself - South Dakota (as Judy)
Elane Thomas ...
Beth Thompson ...


When he came across a website raising funds to reverse a sex change, director/producer Tom Murray weaves together fascinating stories examining the trials and tribulations facing the transgender community, focusing on women over 40 who had been born male, but who transitioned to female. As he travels across the country, Murray films a variety of women speaking about themselves, including the evolution of Judy to Josef by a transsexual woman who wants to return to being male after more than twenty years living as a woman. Written by trivwhiz

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Kate Bornstein is a well known author and activist, and has written several books regarding sex change: "Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us" (1994), "My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely" (1997), "Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation" (2010), and a few others. See more »

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Stories of Male-to-Females Over 40
3 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had purchased this documentary after hearing and reading about Judy/Josef's website a few years prior. His/her full story was told as well as about 6 or 8 other male-to-female transsexuals from different backgrounds. To listen to all of their stories does indicate that the life of transsexuals is not all the same as many people would like to believe. One of the most refreshing things is that NONE of these ladies present the stereotype of male-to-females working in the sex-industry or prostitution for creepy 'straight' guys porn-induced sexual fantasies. On a side Note, though, I would have been curious what a few of them did for a living since it was never discussed by them.

However, I do understand the 'complaint' by some transsexuals who were always feminine, knew they were female from day one, and made the transition at a young age - I'm in this category myself - that most of the transsexuals interviewed were so-called 'truck driving Sallys' who had lived for years as heterosexual males, and some had even fathered children as husbands. I, too, do not totally understand this, but their stories were interesting enough to keep one clued to the tube. Especially a male-to-female named, "Beth," who told a heartrending story about losing her (ex) wife and her son: who died of a heart-attack in her front yard after having an angry confrontation with her (his father) prior to this. Although, I only wish they would have explained what the ex-wife died of. We were only left to guess that it may have been a suicide after a mental breakdown when her husband ('Beth') left her. Very Sad! One thing, it did make me wonder if Beth didn't now regret coming out and going through with the transition as Judy/Josef had regretted.

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