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1/10
Horrible
adriwillsims13 February 2020
As someone who is dating a trans partner and identifies as nb, this movie was horrible. It represents heavily towards terf mentality and plays off the idea conservatives have about the who bathroom fiasco, when the big issue is predatory men.
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1/10
A really bigoted movie
sashaafox-826861 January 2020
It's just transphobic and homophobic on so many levels.

Lesbians date women. They do not date transgender men, as they are men. Lesbians do not date men. Lesbians do not get "cured" of being gay by straight men. A cisgender man wouldn't need to pretend to be a transgender man to date a woman, because she's already dating men.

Avoid this awful movie.
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1/10
Utterly repulsive
bballard-6035213 February 2020
This movie is the most repulsive garbage fire of transphobia and homophobia I've ever seen

The movie constantly plays into bigoted and misinformed ideals like, Lesbians arnt really gay, lesbians can be "cured, trans men arnt men ect.

Just

Disgusting

One of the worst movie experiences of my entire life.

I would find more enjoyment watching a serbian film
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1/10
Boycott Indie film "Adam" a feeding frenzy of transphobic tropes
kellibusey-079462 September 2019
Warning: Spoilers
Its like transgender people are laughing at Focus on the Family and TERFs while confirming that the lies they spread are true.

Seriously not edgy, it burns into the souls of trans exclusionary feminists, the same people who have hijacked pride parades all over Europe.

Adam, a cisgender boy pretends to be a transman in order to trick a lesbian cisgender woman into sex which results in her sexual conversion (after multiple sexual encounters).

Reality check. Trans men do not have fully functioning penises.

So two of the most toxic often anti trans tropes broadcast by the 'GetTheLout' crew was brought to the big screen.

Add to that going to a Lesbian sex party disguised as a transman just to get his jollies and infiltrating Camp trans at the Michigan womyn's music festival, seen as the very last bastion of femininity by TERFs, you have to wonder why it was made in the first place.
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1/10
Offensive and wrong
gshep-6015516 February 2020
If you are apart of the LGBTQ+ community do not watch this movie. Not worth your money, time or brain cells.
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10/10
I don't think any of the 1 star reviews have actually scene the movie
jvmiller-4122729 July 2019
Just because a movie makes you uncomfortable, does not mean you should censor it.
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9/10
What a beautiful film
jenniolson24 July 2019
This is a complex, original, sophisticated and beautifully made film by a transman director and a cis lesbian writer that has so much to contribute to dialogue in the queer community in this particular moment when we all need to be having nuanced conversations rather than reactionary shut-downs. While the plot sounds problematic on its surface - a straight cis male teen ends up having a relationship with a lesbian who believes he is a transman - the film is very clearly offering up commentary on all kinds of issues and themes within the queer community and it is neither transphobic nor lesbophobic. It is really so unfortunate to see such a vicious campaign being waged against it by people who have not actually seen the film.
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10/10
Stop brigading against a film you know nothing about.
defaultuser-0770124 July 2019
This is a comedy. A satire. The main character is intended to be an idiot who does messed up things on his way to discovering himself. Get over yourselves already.
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9/10
Smart Funny Film
phpierce-125 July 2019
Sympathetic portrayal of a teenager trying to figure out a confusing world with new rules of sexual identities. Smart and engaging film with fine performances, having fun with stereotypes both liberal and conservative.
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1/10
Do NOT support this
kayceedallas16 February 2020
This movie is absolutely queerphobic and misguided and is going to hurt and/or confuse a lot of young people who think that this is okay. This movie is disgusting and completely wrong on so many levels. The fact that it even exists makes me sick to my stomach.
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10/10
A Coming of Age Film for a New Generation
Bonneville3723 July 2019
An edgy but humane coming of age film for a new generation, this film turns on its head notions of mistaken identity. Performances by the young ensemble cast are sensitive and nuanced, and we'll see more of these actors in the future. First time feature film director Rhys Ernst threads the needle, making this LGBTQ film understandable to a broad audience open to seeing it as a story in which young people learn lessons on a journey to find their authentic selves.
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10/10
Don't understand the blind hate
t_rexx3 September 2019
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This film was thoroughly enjoyable. It's weirdly getting dragged for having a main character who royally messes up and admits royally messing up, but everyone these days seems to have this idea that everything on screen or in print is condoned. I've even seen news media get dragged for reporting tragic news as if reporting it meant agreeing with it happening.

As far as this film goes this mentality is particularly unfortunate since you have a trans director and trans cast (many of the latter denied other's claims that they were misgendered or disrespected on set) bringing a story potentially to a wider audience who could learn something not so much from the main character but from all the characters.
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1/10
Very Poor Portrayal of the Trans Community, Not Worth Watching
kparker-1635615 February 2020
The worst movie of 2019, congrats! This movie was a mess of transphobic and homophobic tropes which made me, as a trans man, extremely sad and frustrated because this kind of portrayal plays into a lot of the bad rep trans people have to deal with daily. For a more in-depth examination of why it missed the mark so much, there are plenty of other reviews out there that explain it much better than I could, but basically, equating trans men to Butch lesbians & implying that a cis man in disguise was out to manipulate a lesbian woman into "turning straight", really all plays into actual harmful stereotypes of the trans-masculine community. It's not funny, it's not representative of any part of the community I know, and is a pretty disgusting way to treat the community the director is part of. Even the trans ACTORS in it have said they didn't know what they were signing up for with this movie, and would have never been a part of it had they known. Despite what critics and some reviewers may say, it's not "satire" or "edgy", it's just bigotry in disguise (and not a good one.) Frankly, they aren't trans, and they don't have to deal with transphobes and homophobes on the daily, so I'm sure it's a lot easier for them to give it a better score for it's attempt, but honestly if I could give it negative stars I would. There's plenty of non-harmful queer media out there now, I recommend any of it over this.
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1/10
Trans-people don't seem to be very happy
Mikeyh020 November 2019
If you want to hear the cliched whining of trans-people, this is made for you. Every trope is brought to the screen: the rejection of family/friends, the doubts, the failure to connect meaningfully with another trans, the perpetration of lies to others and yourself, the thoughts of suicide, "Straight people just don't understand us", etc. BORING. Most people don't accept these poor unfortunates afflicted with this mental condition because it's too hard to get past all that self-loathing. It's not the fault of cis people that transgendered people are so miserable. Not according to this movie. The kid in it had some funny moments along the lines of a Porky's but the backdrop of the NYC trans-society takes away even that little bit of charm or even story line.
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8/10
A Gender-identity story with role reversal
chong_an5 June 2019
In a summer before marriage equality, high schooler Adam gets permission to stay with his big sister, a college student in New York City. Unknown to their parents, she is a lesbian, and her social circle consists of activists in the lesbian and trans communities. Hanging around that group, Adam is mistaken for being a trans man. When he starts dating a women he met at a party, he does come clean about his age, but has to frantically study to keep up his masquerade as a trans man.

There is emphasis within the community that what matters is gender identity in the head, and not what is physically present "down below". There is a poignant scene at the Trans Camp swimming hole, where body-affirming participants go skinny-dipping, while Adam sits alone on shore, fully clothed. Adam is, effectively, fish out of water, as he lives a lie in order to pass as trans and have a relationship.

I saw this at the Inside Out LGBT film festival, with director Q+A. The screenplay was adapted from a novel by the original author, who then hired a trans director to direct it. Their toughest casting problem was for the title role. Because it had a sex scene, they could not cast an actual 17-year-old, but had to find someone who looked the part of one, who hadn't overdosed on "T".

This film is recommended for those who are not too disturbed by a cast full of trans and lesbian characters, while interested in knowing more about it.
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10/10
Amazing film
djguzz24 October 2019
It's a social critic. It is a pity that only a few people realized the geniality of this movie.
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1/10
Ok
akuamoahbernardboateng26 December 2019
Nice movie. Wish I understood what's going on with this trans/LGBTQ thing.
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9/10
Clever, witty, darkly funny and very, very human
toni-michelle4 February 2020
This is a mind opening, 'on topic' film which will exercise your empathy in interesting ways and have you asking questions you thought you never would. Or, if you are conservative, right wing or christian it may scare the pants off you! I thoroughly enjoyed this film, clever, witty, darkly funny and very, very human. Make your own mind!
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