Transsexual movies and TV shows The list contains the best, new and most relevant transsexual movies ordered by relevance. Best films. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Hedwig and the Angry Inch Laurence Anyways
The Danish Girl
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.
J ust a few years back, finding a film dealing with the subjects of transsexuality and transgenderness was equivalent to finding a needle on a haystack. Realistic representations of trans people using trans people, on the other hand, were almost non-existent. Times have changed quickly.