Movies/TV/Other Media

Documentaries

Movies

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

All About My Mother (1999)

Focused on femininity and womanhood, this is Pedro Almodóvar’s most sustained and sensitive look at trans women’s lives. The highlight of this intricately plotted and beautifully written masterpiece is a monologue, where a trans character talks about the price of being “authentic” in a hostile society, but throughout, the film accords trans women a level of dignity and respect rarely experienced in feature films prior to this time.

Another Woman (2008)

Lea, a transgender woman, makes contact with the members of the family she abandoned years before when she was a man named Pierre. Although eventually the truth comes out, Lea decides to fight for her legal rights to oversee the lives of her children.

Beautiful Boxer (2004)

Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.

Boy Meets Girl (2014)

Boy Meets Girl is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

The Crying Game (1992)

A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier’s world.

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)

The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002.

Gun Hill Road (2011)

An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor’s son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Her family and neighbors struggle with her actions.

Normal (2003)

A Midwestern husband and father announces her plan to have a sex change operation.

Princesa (2001)

Fernando, a.k.a. Fernanda, a 19-year-old Brazilian transvestite, travels to Milan and becomes a prostitute to finance sex-change surgery. Fernanda dreams of becoming a “real” woman, but in Milan is instead transformed into Princesa, a mysterious figure of allure. When she meets Gianni, a straight-laced, married businessman who falls in love with her. It all seems too good to be true…and it is.

Romeos (2011)

A drama centered on the relationship between a young man and a transsexual who is transitioning from female to male.

Soldier’s Girl (2003)

The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

Tomboy (2011)

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Transamerica (2005)

A pre-operative male-to-female transgender takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.

XXY (2007)

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

 

Radio

Middle C (2007)

This multiple award-winning two-part radio documentary follows singer Tristan Whiston’s story of  female-to-male transition, including family discussion and perspectives.

 

TV

Hit & Miss (2012)

Follows the life of transgender contract killer Mia, who travels to West Yorkshire to seek out her ex girlfriend.

Transparent (2014)

An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out.