6.3/10
122
1 user 6 critic

Game Face (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 26 April 2015 (USA)
GAME FACE shows the quest to self-realization of LGBTQ athletes and the acceptance in society. This documentary tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMA's first transgender pro fighter, ... See full summary »

Director:

Michiel Thomas
Reviews

Watch Now

From $0.99 on Prime Video

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Game Face (TV Series 2017)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

McKenzie Westmore, a member of a multi-generational family dynasty whose name is synonymous with the make-up effects field, will host alongside the renowned judges, multiple Academy Award® ... See full summary »

Stars: Aaron Groben, McKenzie Westmore, Isabelle Du
GameFace (2017–2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Marcella is an aspiring actress recovering from a relationship break up. Despite her optimistic attempts, and with help from her friends, therapist and driving instructor, she is unable to get her life back on track.

Stars: Roisin Conaty, Damien Molony, Dustin Demri-Burns
Sign (2016)
Short | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

'SIGN' is a short film that tells, through vignettes, music, and sign language, the story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf.

Director: Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Stars: Matthew Bauman, Scott Bixby, Josh Castille
Mala Mala (2014)
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A documentary about the power of transformation told through the eyes of 9 trans-identifying individuals in Puerto Rico.

Directors: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles
Stars: Jason Carrión, Paxx Moll, Alberic Prados
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter in a landmark civil rights case.

Director: Eric Juhola
Stars: Auri Mathis, Coy Mathis, Dakota Mathis
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Barbra Streisand's film concert event finds the legend joined by a roster of special guests, as she takes audiences on a journey of her life's work, like a stroll down mem'ry lane with a good friend.

Directors: Jim Gable, Barbra Streisand
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Stephanie 'Stevvi' Alexander, Alec Baldwin
Man Down (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dan (Davies) is a childish idiot trapped in an adult's life, helped along by his uniquely dysfunctional best friends, Jo (Conaty) and Brian (Wozniak). His inability to navigate the simplest... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Davies, Roisin Conaty, Mike Wozniak
This Way Up (TV Series 2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young woman puts her life back together after suffering from a nervous breakdown.

Stars: Aisling Bea, Sharon Horgan, Kadiff Kirwan
Bad Education (2012–2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A comedy series about a teacher who is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches.

Stars: Jack Binstead, Mathew Horne, Ethan Lawrence
Catastrophe (2015–2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Mark Bonnar
Divorce (TV Series 2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A couple goes through a long, drawn-out divorce.

Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon
Game Face (2013)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Directors: Heath Centazzo, Del Pedagat
Stars: Monia Ayachi, Heath Centazzo, Del Pedagat
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kye Allums Kye Allums ... Himself
Terrence Clemens Terrence Clemens ... Himself
Jason Collins ... Himself
Wade Davis ... Himself
Fallon Fox Fallon Fox ... Herself
Chris M. Mosier ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

GAME FACE shows the quest to self-realization of LGBTQ athletes and the acceptance in society. This documentary tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMA's first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a college basketball player in Oklahoma who happens to be gay. The film follows both athletes during their coming out process, and sheds light on the obstacles LGBTQ sports players deal with throughout their career. Former NBA star Jason Collins shines as a mentor for Terrence in this inspiring documentary. Written by Michiel Thomas

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

GAME FACE shows the quest to self-realization of LGBT athletes and the acceptance in society.

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

Belgium | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"It can be a good story or it can be a bad story; I think it can be something special"

"Game Face" is a documentary addressing sports participation among gay and transgender individuals in the United States. It's an insightful, relevant production that examines the intricacies of competing openly in what's largely been a conservative holdout. Its subjects are Fallon Fox and Terrence Clemens, and its arenas are professional mixed martial arts and college basketball.

It took me a while before I realized why both of these athletes are featured. The Fallon Fox controversy was so big that it could've filled the run time by itself, but the parallels and contrasts between Fox's and Clemens' experiences are intriguing. Both had their lives negatively affected by backlash to their gender/sexuality, but while Fox must battle contention and abuse after being forced to out herself, Clemens spends most of the movie torn between the success he can achieve while remaining closeted and his burning desire to reveal himself to the world. The production shows the hostility that social nonconformity in sports can generate but also the support and humanity such trials inspire. The movie is equal parts inspirational story and cautionary tale.

While the film makes a case for the transwomen's participation in sports and highlights the absurdity of shunning someone for their sexuality, it does so only fleetingly and is infinitely more concerned with ensuring that viewers recognize Fallon and Terrence as human beings. You see some of the backlash they experience, mainly in Fox's case, but it's not the most visceral stuff and is relatively easy to deal with. The film's not a platform for its subjects to get even with their detractors, though it does take a swipe at fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith for her two-facedness on the transgender issue. For a film that deals with sensationalized events, it's not very sensational in its own right and isn't out to shock you.

Well-shot and well-edited, the movie's accessible even to people who aren't familiar with these sports. Its bid to make you care about these matters is pretty strong, and I'd recommend it to just about anybody.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed