No Ordinary Man isn’t so much a documentary of musician Billy Tipton but a major contribution to the history of trans-masculinity. For me, the most important moment in the film came when activist Jamison Green meets Billy Tipton Jr. It’s during this meeting that Green tells the musician’s son that nobody is alone in going through this. For a long time, Tipton Jr. thought he was the only one with such a history. But again,…"Toronto 2020: No Ordinary Man"
Disclosure: Trans Lives On Screen takes a deep dive into cinematic and television history in order to start a conversation about transgender lives. According to GLAAD, 80 percent of Americans have never met a transgender person. Here’s to hoping that Disclosure changes this statistic because this documentary is the film that we’ve all been waiting for. It’s a film that puts transgender lives on screen in a new perspective. There’s a lot to take in…"Sundance 2020: Disclosure: Trans Lives On Screen"
The Transtastic shorts program screened during Frameline on June 18, 2018, with a focus on people who are transgender and gender-nonconforming. A few prominent transgender people were front and center during the program, including actress Trace Lysette and Transparent producer Zachary Drucker. Happy Birthday, Marsha!: Written and directed by Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel, the narrative-documentary hybrid stars Tangerine’s Mya Taylor in the role of Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson. The bulk of the short takes…"Frameline 2018: The Transtastic Shorts"