this is pretty fuckin twisted...
obviously, this has its issues
1. it focuses very specifically on the trans representation and history of us (and maybeee uk) film and television. obviously a sub 2 hour film won’t be able to cover the broad spectrum of trans identity within art, which is why maybe this would work better as a miniseries in which that history is told. it’s narrowing and a bit eurocentric in that sense (there isn’t even an acknowledgement of the trans-centred art made outside…
hi i was the kid who got his blu-ray of mommy signed by xavier dolan and can i say if i hear one more person talk about how fucking smug and egotistical he is i’ll lose it he’s genuinely such an empathetic and caring person and i have infinite respect for him. FUCK the mediator for shutting me, a child, down after a film about how important children’s dreams and aspirations are. “we’ll skip that last part” fuck offfff
anyways the film was great! undeniably flawed and could’ve used another cut probably but beautiful and emotional and very very very well-acted. thank you xavier dolan.