SEXING THE TRANSMAN with BUCK ANGEL
Pioneering filmmaker Buck Angel gives an audio-visual tour of transman sexuality, including interviews with a variety of transmen and the people who love them. Buck is your guide to re-defining gender and enjoying the fluidity of sexuality and individual expression of identity.
1. Comprehend the fact that one's genitals do not define your gender, nor who you are as a person.
2. Learn how to acknowledge, affirm, and deal with your own individual gender and sexuality, regardless of identity.
3. Have the ability to let go of social constructs in order to become more comfortable and self-accepting.
ABOUT BUCK ANGEL:
In the 1980s, Buck got his first break in the entertainment world as a high-fashion female model, under contract with two of the world's most prestigious modeling agencies, Elite Model Management and Z in London. Not surprisingly, Buck pushed the envelope in the high-fashion world, as well. His look as a professional female model was progressive, beautiful, and almost androgynous, which opened the doors for some of today's most successful models. Many girls dream of becoming models, but this career was painfully difficult for Buck.
He turned to drugs and alcohol to deal with the unbearable distress between his inner and outer selves. He ended up living on the streets, homeless and hopeless. Buck even attempted suicide on more than one occasion.
Buck sought professional help from a number of therapists, most of whom did not know how to deal with his problems, which stemmed from his gender identity issues. One suggested he was simply a "male identified female."
Life for Buck finally took a turn for the better when he came across a documentary about a female-to-male transsexual. This film changed the course of his life forever. Not long after, Buck finally found a therapist who understood the nature of his problem. He then began taking the necessary hormones and later underwent breast-removal surgery.
His transformation was a dream come true, and for the first time in his life, Buck was able to live comfortably in his own skin. After becoming the man he had always perceived himself to be, he began to live a productive and fulfilling life with peace and self-acceptance.
In 2012, Buck produced a documentary Sexing The Transman, which went on to win awards and has become a film festival favorite. This very important documentary has opened up much needed dialogue about the sexuality and the effects of hormone on trans men during their transition from female to male. You can see more on the official website Sexing The Transman
2013 a documentary about Buck's life was release, Mr. Angel. The film has become a Netflix favorite and has also won numerous awards including a Telly Award.
Buck's efforts have opened doors for many like him; dialogue and education about the transgender community is more prevalent then ever. The adventures of Buck Angel have only just begun.
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza (LA Gay & Lesbian Center) (View)
1125 N. McCadden Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
|Minimum Age: 18|
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