• The Skin I Live In

    The Skin I Live In

    ★★

    Remember kids, if you become trans it’s because a doctor forced you to do it!

    Very suspect notions of what it means to be trans in a very “must we play god?” kinda way, but still well made and compelling. It just don’t sit right with me.

  • Shrek

    Shrek

    ★★★★★

    Shrek trans icon

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    More like Manchester by the Pee

  • Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

    Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

    ★★★★★

    Don’t bust that nut yet, we’ll be right back

  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    ½

    In which Dave Chappelle says transphobic shit for 40 minutes. The entire time he’s saying “no really, I have friends who are trans, I am empathetic towards trans people and support them.” Meanwhile, he deadnames Caitlyn Jenner and uses a dead trans comedian to gain sympathy points. Chappelle has no sense of intersectionality— he almost exclusively targets white queers while making them seem representative of the whole community, as if black trans people don’t exist. He says he envies “Stonewall…

  • How They Rob Men in Chicago

    How They Rob Men in Chicago

    Wow he’s right, that is how they rob men in chicago

  • The Fat and Lean Wrestling Match

    The Fat and Lean Wrestling Match

    Two men trans their genders and then beat each other up. Did someone say DUDES ROCK?

  • The Temptation of St. Anthony

    The Temptation of St. Anthony

    In which jesus gets forcefemmed

  • The Conjurer

    The Conjurer

    There’s a very interesting blurb about this short in an article by Eliza Steinbock called “Towards Trans Cinema.” This film, along with about a dozen other shorts, shows Méliès toying around with the act of gender transformation— using his signature stop-camera cut to transform men into women, and vice-versa. This, Steinbock argues, is one of the first instances of sex transformation on screen, and more importantly a reminder that film and editing have always intrinsically been tied with gender fantasies.

  • Her Story

    Her Story

    ★★★★

    Loved this!! A very tender transbian story with an absolutely abominable TERF villain. Very nice to see just how real a trans narrative is able to get when a trans person is actually writing it! Who woulda thunk it?

  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    ★★★★★

    America in the eyes of the trans sex worker, the immigrant, the hustler. As much as we would like the world to conform to our dreams, we have to face the facts— this world is fucked up. But we’re all living in it together. Might as well make the most of it.

    Merry Christmas Eve, bitch.

  • The Mask You Live In

    The Mask You Live In

    ★★

    A very okay documentary about toxic masculinity that gets obscured by some pretty backwards talking points on porn and violence in video games.

    Also, this movie edges you into thinking they’re actually gonna talk about trans people, but they never do until the very end! And even then it’s just some dude who played a trans character in a stage play. Like, nothing about how gender is a social construct and it affects trans men differently?