Find out what made it onto our list of 10 of the best movies about transgender people. By Juliet Jacques. Although many of the first transsexual and openly transgender-identified people were trans men, the cinema, like newspapers and television, tended to focus on trans women, perhaps because the idea that people might voluntarily relinquish their male privilege mystified the men who controlled the western media. During the s, underground filmmakers cast trans people — and not always in trans roles. Below is a selection of 10 trans-themed films from the last 50 years. Their stories are often sad — Venus Xtravaganza was murdered during filming, and several others died young — but Paris Is Burning continues to excite and inspire. Like In a Year of 13 Moons, this is a love story involving someone moving between male and female, but Dil is far less passive, becoming caught up in a love triangle with the IRA member who has killed her previous partner Forest Whitaker and emerging with the most power. Starring Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce as a transsexual woman, a transvestite and a drag queen who travel across the outback to resurrect their old cabaret act on the other side of Australia, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was one of the most significant trans-themed films of the s. Trans women became more popular as subjects of feature films and documentaries throughout the s, but it was not until the end of the decade that a major picture centred around a trans man. Her flatmates, an AWOL Russian soldier and an Algerian street worker, come with her, and she begins relationships with both men, who are also attracted to each other.
In a Year of 13 Moons (1978)
Women in Revolt (1971)
This is a list of films with transgender people and transgender fictional characters. This does not include documentaries , which are listed on the lists of LGBT-related films by decade or animated characters, which are noted on the List of fictional trans characters page. The names are organized in alphabetical order by the surname i. Various live-action films feature either transgender issues as a plot element or have trans men , trans women or non-binary trans characters. This is distinguished from animated films with LGBTQ characters , which are not included on this list. Category:LGBT culture. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article.