Friday, June 26, 2020

Disclosure - Laverne Cox Documentary (Netflix)

From executive producer Laverne Cox and director Sam Feder comes Disclosure, a documentary that chronicles over 100 years of trans representation on screen, from silent film to Dog Day Afternoon, The 40-Year-Old Virgin to Pose.

In this documentary, leading trans creatives and thinkers share heartfelt perspectives and analysis about Hollywood's impact on the trans community.

Review from the site Decider:

Netflix’s release of Disclosure couldn’t have been more timely. The documentary — subtitled Trans Lives on Screen — is a Pride Month offering that details the history of transgender representation in film and TV, and arrives just as news headlines report a variety of related developments: The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that workplace discrimination against LGBTQ employees is illegal. The Trump administration’s axing of healthcare protections against trans patients. The murder of two black trans women, part of an ongoing scourge of violence against trans people. The emergence of the Black Trans Lives Matter movement. And an ill-informed anti-trans screed by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling stirred righteously heated retorts. Disclosure‘s variety of trans voices seems to be exactly what the current conversation needs. 

I have not seen it yet, however,  I do hope to over the weekend.  
Have you seen it? Please comment. 

1 comment:

  1. I watched it last weekend and will watch it again. The thought I was left with after watching it was "no wonder." With decades and decades of negative presentations of trans people in the media, it is "no wonder" we face the problems we do in presenting our stories and breaking through into the dominant culture. This is a wonderful piece of filmaking.