PASSING ELLENVILLE follows two transgender youths in a small, economically-depressed town in the Catskills mountains of New York and their struggles during the gender transition process. James, female-to-male, comes from a history of abuse and a string of family problems. Ashlee, male-to-female, struggles to align her orthodox Jewish faith with her transgender identity. The film exposes a side of transgender youth we have not seen in the national news media. These are transgender youth at the margins of society living in Any Town, USA, barely surviving on government assistance and food stamps and facing tremendous prejudice and hate. However, the film also shows how each of the subjects, including their older and wiser transgender mentor, find their own pockets of happiness in their life journey. Written by
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The character who plays chikadude is the same actor who plays ozzy in shadowlands ally See more