Review by Peter Belsito‘Venus’ is a serious comedy about a family’s grudging, confused and difficult but slowly positive acceptance of their family member Sid (who is middle aged) as he transitions to a ‘she’ identity and becomes female.
This is the second ‘transgender’ feature I’ve seen recently.
First let me mention the other recent one from Chile, entitled A Fantastic Woman
. It deals with a trans woman dealing with the sad death of her longtime lover and the vicious rejection of her by his family.
I mention that because this one also deals with family but in a very different way.
At once hilarious and serious, smart and sassy, Eisha Marjara
’s articulate, absorbing and lively gender-shifting Canadian comedy is the witty tale of Sid, a transitioning woman going through a difficult time whose life takes a big turn when a 14-year-old boy named Ralph (Jamie Mayers