At a time when trans rights are under attack but their representations have never been more mainstream, it’s critical trans people tell their own stories. From Chicago-set drama to documentaries about artists and activists, these indie TV series show trans people growing, struggling, and thriving in contemporary America. They explore sexuality, race, citizenship, history, policy, and romance, inviting us to see the diversity and power of humanity across the gender binary.
Total Running Time: 66 mins
Q&A with Filmmakers and select cast to follow
Dir. Deven Casey, USA, 2017, 14 mins
A revolutionary new series from OpenTV about a diverse group of queer and trans Chicagoans. As noted by the creator, “You don’t have to be queer or trans to experience the show. You just have to be a person.”
Dir. Diana Quiñones Rivera, US, 2017, 15 mins
Dancer-choreographer Darling Shear & filmmaker Diana Quinones Rivera join forces to create this groundbreaking, inclusively post-gender show and beautifully evocative dance piece.
Dir. Andre Perez, US, 2017, 18 mins
When Tiommi’s worst fears come true, she struggles to reconnect with the bold, adventurous woman she’s always been.
Dir. Andre Perez, US, 2017, 19 mins
Even as Dezjorn became a popular model and transgender public figure, he hid his gender identity from his mom. Now they are trying to understand one another before it’s too late.