As a great deal of my film deals with personal experiences with my brother, I think it is important to have a wide-ranging view on trans topics and perspectives. Even if I end up telling a story rooted in my own experience, my knowledge of the trans world will have to be thorough and unbiased to make an effective film.
I started the other day I watched a documentary called “Boy I Am” which followed a number of trans men and their various surgeries and struggles they went through to gain personal and societal acceptance. While it was a poorly made film, I couldn’t have asked for a better way to quickly gain a few varying perspectives.
I plan on watching the classic “Boys Don’t Cry” this weekend should I be able to stomach the brutality in it. As for tonight, I’ll be rewatching one of my favourite films, “Phantom of the Paradise”, not only because I feel like it, but because someone told me the character of “Beef” is supposed to represent trans equality in the film. Whether or not that’s true, I’ll at least enjoy the music as always, with hopes to get something more out of it.
“Anyone else who tries, dies!”