That was so well thought out and enjoyable to watch. A new non-transgender friend of mine, who started as a fan and we've moved to talking on face book, posted on my FB page. (The Transgender wave is rising fast Congratulations to Jared Leto for raising awareness). I was working on a video and missed it but this was my response. (I had never heard of the Dallas Buyers Club and was just watching and enjoying the Oscars on On Demand since I had missed it last night. I was dishearted to see that the character he portrayed was a hooker. It's a shame that that image is re-enforced. I'm sure his performance was Oscar worthy. My bitch would be with the writers for showing something that everyone associates with being transgender but just isn't true for the majority of us. I have to give the movie a sad face.) My ex, who is a fantastic supporter of mine jumped in with this. (You know whose side I am on, so I am ok correcting you and setting you straight. This movie is a true story based on the AIDS epidemic of the mid '80's and the BS the FDA put people through who were trying to get life saving drugs and even vitamin supplements! Many victims of AIDS died because of the FDA's ignorance. Matthew's and Jared's characters were trying to get the drugs to the people (and maybe make a little on the side). This movie was phenomenal, the performances were just amazing and I HIGHLY recommend it. I was so moved by what I saw and learned. And of course, it pissed me off too. XO) I knew she was in kinda a pissy mood so I kept my reply simple. ( Ok, my mistake. All I saw was the one scene they had shown.) We talked in the car on the way to my endo this afternoon and talked about it. I had said I'm sure it's a wonderful movie and would love to see it from a cinematic and story perspective but it's still a shame that Hollywood is so one sided in it's choice of portrayls. If there were a nice set of positive examples offered as well it would be helpful with peoples perspective of us. For so many people the only openly transgender people they will ever meet are on the big screen. Sorry for being so long winded. I hope you don't charge by the word. :)
I always kind of like these because it shoes someone who might be just starting out who maybe looks at themselves and just thinks, I can't do this or whats the point, that just wait a bit.
When I started I was in an I don't care attitude where I'd dive in to anything, good or bad and theres a difference between bravery and stupidly and I was on the latter... So I really think it's good to see these because it gives trans something to hang on to.
Good video. I kind of think I should have taken more pics of my self too. I'm a photographer and literally I only have a handful of pics of me, mostly because back then I couldn't stand how I looked.
I wish I new this who did this one vide. They videotaped them selves as there old self talking to the new self and then put the video together later on. It was really cool that this person basically had to plan out a script of what and play there parts, and know they would be a completely new person ahead of time... As as an artist I just thought that was boss!
and best cities for transition. or course how to start? thanks
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She's right. I was there. If you look real close at the picture to the left, way in the back.I'm the baby in the lady's arm. Now you may not see it at first. Get your magnifying glass and keep looking....Go ahead. It's ok, I'll wait.
This just in (tick tick tick tick) that's my old timey news broadcast impression. Aparrently the FB option isn't available outside the U.S. but you can get around that if you set your lanuage to English.
I am not transgender I am a born woman I am still a woman, but I completely Support ALL transgender people. I believe they should be respected just like anyone else. It does not matter what you are, you are a person first and most importantly. Much love and thank you Grishno for inviting me to this Community!