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Venus (2017)

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A dramatic comedy about a transitioning woman who discovers that she's the father of a 14 year old boy.


Eisha Marjara


Eisha Marjara
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Credited cast:
Debargo Sanyal ... Sid
Jamie Mayers ... Ralph
Pierre-Yves Cardinal ... Daniel
Zena Darawalla Zena Darawalla ... Mamaji
Gordon Warnecke ... Papaji
Amber Goldfarb ... Kirsten
Peter Miller Peter Miller ... Max
Judy Virago Judy Virago ... Sylvia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Keyes ... Alex


A dramatic comedy about a transitioning woman who discovers that she's the father of a 14 year old boy.

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Release Date:

2 March 2018 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Québec, Canada

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Compass Productions See more »
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The first actor to be cast in the film was Jamie Mayers in the role of 'Ralph'. See more »


Mamaji: Ralph. What kind of bakwas name is that? I will call you Rajinder.
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A timely transgender blended family drama-comedy
1 September 2018 | by ccorral419See all my reviews

Venus. Coming to DVD and VOD (September 4, 2018), is a timely transgender blended family drama-comedy that is long overdue. Writer & Director Eisha Marmara ("Desperately Seeking Helen") presents a cross generational glimpse into the LGBTQ world, without stereotyping the story and/or it's actors. Sid (Debargo Sandal "Pottersville" 2017) is an independent guy on the verge of transitioning, when he is stalked by what he soon learns is his son Ralph (Jamie Mayers "Game On" TV) from a former girlfriend Kristen (Amber Goldfarb "Bellevue" TV). Ralph is unapologetic about wanting to know his real dad. When Sid's traditional Mamaji - Mom (Zena Darawalla) and easy going Papaji - Dad (Gordon Warnecke "My Beautiful Launderette" 1985) meet the cool little Ralph, the family must fight to blend, even as Sid's old flame Max (the sexy Peter Miller "Lewis and Clark" TV) reappears. Little Direct to Video indie films like this will easily got lost in the summer/end of the year film bombardment. However, do what can to find this one. Marmara's film is crisp and clear, and her directing and writing enable the actors to drive the story, without any need for a musical score. Sandal and Mayer's, far from equals in appearance, quickly take on each others persona's making them a team to watch and love. Sandal graciously melts into his trans character with pride, catch dry wit and a reserved sassy walk that is worthy of recognition, while Ralph's unreserved enthusiasm is contagious. If you're looking for something different and quietly entertaining, go to "Venus".

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