Transgender Non-fiction

by marylandtransunity | created - 06 Oct 2020 | updated - 15 Nov 2020 | Public

Documentaries about trans* people

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1. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée

Votes: 14,349 | Gross: $3.78M

2. Gender Revolution (2017 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Documentary

Katie Couric sets out to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.

Star: Katie Couric

Votes: 363

3. Red Without Blue (2007)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

The intimate bond between two identical twin brothers is challenged when one decides to transition from male to female; this is the story of their evolving relationship, and the resurrection of their family from a darker past.

Directors: Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills, Todd Sills | Stars: Clair Farley, Jennie Farley, Mark Oliver Farley, Scott Farley

Votes: 496

4. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Victoria Cruz investigates the mysterious 1992 death of black gay rights activist and Stonewall veteran, Marsha P. Johnson. Using archival interviews with Johnson, and new interviews with Johnson's family, friends and fellow activists.

Director: David France | Stars: Kurt Wolfe, Sue Yacka, Catherine Shugrue Dos Santos, Victoria Cruz

Votes: 2,806

5. Intersexion (2012)

PG-13 | 68 min | Documentary, Biography

When a baby is born, the first question we ask. Is it a boy or a girl? What if it's neither?

Director: Grant Lahood | Star: Mani Mitchell

Votes: 136

6. Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger (2014)

72 min | Documentary, History

For decades, performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein has been exploding binaries and deconstructing gender. And, her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Feder | Stars: Bevin Bevin Branlandingham, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Kate Bornstein, Barbara Carrellas

Votes: 198

7. Transparent (2006)

61 min | Documentary

A documentary about 19 female-to-male transsexuals from 14 different states who have given birth and, in most instances, gone on to raise their biological children.

Director: Jules Rosskam | Star: Josh Moltane

Votes: 20

8. Being Chaz (2011)

80 min | Documentary

'Being Chaz' a sequel to this year's 'Becoming Chaz' will document Bono and his fiancé, Jennifer Elia's efforts to navigate their lives together post Chaz's gender transformation surgery. ... See full summary »

Director: Elise Durán | Stars: Chaz Bono, Jennifer Elia

Votes: 19

9. Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities (1999)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

Monika Treut explores the worlds and thoughts of several transgender individuals. As with Treuts first film, Jungfrauenmaschine, Gendernauts, enters a minority sector of San Fransisco ... See full summary »

Director: Monika Treut | Stars: Susan Stryker, Texas Tomboy, Annie Sprinkle, Jordi Jones

Votes: 170 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Venus Boyz (2002)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

46 Metascore

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 »

Director: Gabriel Baur | Stars: Diane Torr, Dréd Gerestant, Del La Grace Volcano, Queen Bee Luscious

Votes: 421 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Beautiful Darling (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary on Candy Darling, The Life and Times of the Andy Warhol Superstar.

Director: James Rasin | Stars: Candy Darling, Andy Warhol, Holly Woodlawn, Fran Lebowitz

Votes: 796

12. Denial (IV) (2016)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

Before Christine Hallquist became the first Transgender candidate for Governor in the USA, she was a CEO fighting climate change. Denial tells exactly the kind of complex, deeply personal story about climate change we need at this moment.

Directors: Derek Hallquist, Anoosh Tertzakian | Stars: Mike Ahmadi, Christine David Hallquist, Derek Hallquist, Jillian Hallquist

Votes: 32

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