Disclosure is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender.
Leading trans thinkers and creatives, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments. Grappling with films like A Florida Enchantment (1914), Dog Day Afternoon, The Crying Game, and Boys Don’t Cry, and with shows like The Jeffersons, The L-Word, and Pose, they trace a history that is at once dehumanizing, yet also evolving, complex, and sometimes humorous. What emerges is a fascinating story of the dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, society’s beliefs, and the reality of trans lives.
Reframing familiar scenes and iconic characters in a new light, director Sam Feder invites viewers to confront unexamined assumptions and shows how what once captured the American imagination now elicit new feelings. Disclosure provokes a startling revolution in how we see and understand trans people.
Queer Vision is delighted that director, Sam Feder will be providing a specially recorded introduction for us. We will also be joined by Nathan from Trans Pride South West, an organisation that creates and provides events to support and celebrate gender diversity, for the pre and post-film discussions.
6:45pm: Doors open
7pm: Introduction from Queer Vision & Sam Feder
7.30pm: Press play*
9.20pm: Discussion with Queer Vision & Nathan, Trans Pride SW
10pm: Event ends
If you have already watched Disclosure, please feel free to join us for the introduction and for the post-screening discussion.
*Disclosure is available to stream via Netflix.