Director Rebekah Fortune spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the new film, Just Charlie, and explained why a cisgender actor was cast in the leading role rather than a transgender actor. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. Congrats on your newest film, Just Charlie. I’m a transgender woman and one of the few trans film critics—how important was it to make sure that the film depicted an authentic transgender experience? Rebekah Fortune: Just…"Rebekah Fortune talks Just Charlie"
With the way it approaches the emotional struggle for transgender youth and their families, Just Charlie hits really close to home. Rebekah Began directs the coming-of-age film from a script written by Peter Machen. The film stars Harry Gilby, Scot Williams, and Patricia Potter. Charlie Lyndsay (Harry Gilby) seems to have it all as the teenage soccer player is destined for a future in professional soccer with clubs at the door for the chance to sign…"Just Charlie: Transgender Film Hits Close To Home"