Sat, June 2, 2007, 6:30pm
Co-Director Sam Feder in attendance
While female-to-male (FTM) transgender visibility has increased dramatically in recent years, there remains significant controversy about this phenomenon among some feminists and lesbians.
Boy I Am boldly jumps into this dialogue, bringing questions and concerns out into the open. Is transitioning just a trend? Is it tapping into male privilege? Will transmen regret their choice with added maturity? What does the rise of FTM transitioning mean to butch dyke identity? Can transmen still be part of the lesbian community? Is a transman a straight man now, or does he retain his queerness?
In this thought-provoking film, directors Sam Feder and Julie Holler break down barriers to the forthright discussion of trans issues through a compassionate look at the experiences of three young, articulate, transitioning FTMs in New York City-Nico, Norie and Keegan-as they go through major junctures in their transitions. Voices of lesbians, activists and theorists also weigh in, raising and addressing the questions that many people have, but few openly discuss.
Boy I Am: Dirs Sam Feder & Julie Hollar 2006 USA 81 min.
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