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Transparent (2006)

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.

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Jules Rosskam

Star:

Josh Moltane
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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.

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Interesting!
14 February 2020 | by Hallelujah289See all my reviews

This documentary centers around 19 female to male transgender who had children before of after their gender transition. It deals with questions about custody, being called mom or dad, the feelings of dysphoria in some cases during pregnancy, etc. The individuals interviewed fall across a wide spectrum: some enjoying healthy relationships with their children, some seeing potential conflicts on the horizon after their young children grow up, and others dealing with estrangement and reconnection from their grown children. The stories told are varied and fascinating. Most accept being a mother as part of their identity in addition to being a man. The degree of this acceptance varies.

I enjoyed this documentary, though in my opinion it had too many subjects to interview during its 1hr to 2hr run time. The subjects were all interesting, but I felt the documentary was only able to scratch the surface of their stories. It would probably have been better suited for a mini series program. I will also nitpick about how the home videos were all shown made to look vintage and overexposed. Not necessary!

Still, many of those interviewed were very thoughtful and interesting to listen to. I would normally rate a 7/10 for technical oversight but this topic is so unique that I can help but scoring higher.


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USA

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English

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29 October 2006 (France) See more »

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トランスペアレント See more »

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