With Pride Month underway, now’s as good as a time as any to explore the world of queer cinema, especially films regarding trans experiences. Unfortunately, many films about trans people, even in the independent film sector, tend to be outright dehumanizing. The history of trans representation in cinema is a dire one full of harmful stereotypes that reduce trans individuals to caricatures as well as cis-gendered actors portraying trans characters. These films are a funhouse mirror version of the realities of trans experiences, something trying to evoke reality
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