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Title Adventures in the gender trade / Kate Bornstein ; produced and directed by Susan Marenco ; co-director, Jay Mason
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1994


Description 1 online resource (40 min.)
Series VAST - Academic video online
Summary Kate Bornstein, writer and performer, was born a man. This documentary presents her frank account of her personal journey from unhappy boy child into liberated transsexual lesbian. Intercut with her satiric night club act called "Hidden: A Gender," are the stories of a wide range of people who refused to have their identity defined by whether they were born male or female. We are thus presented with a spectrum of colorful gender anomalies: drag queens, transsexuals, cross dressers, gays and lesbians ... and those who refuse to be categorized. They want the right to be not "male" or "female," but whatever they choose in between. Why, they ask, must we have a bipolar gender system, when some other cultures can accommodate diversity? Academics including Dr. Walter Williams, anthropologist, and David Halperin, of M.I.T. encourage a reevaluation of traditional thinking, and a distinction between gender orientation and sexual preference. Adventures in the Gender Trade is guaranteed to provoke discussion!
Audience For College; Adult audiences
Notes English
Print version record
Association for Women in Psychology, 1994
Directors Citation, Black Maria Film Festival, 1993
Margaret Mead Film Festival, 1993
Subject Bornstein, Kate, 1948-
Bornstein, Kate, 1948-
Gender identity.
Sexual orientation.
Gender nonconformity.
Gender transition -- Personal narratives
Lesbians -- Identity.
Gender Identity
Sexual Behavior
sex role.
Gender transition
Gender identity
Lesbians -- Identity
Sexual orientation
Gender nonconformity
Genre/Form Documentary
documentary film.
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Personal narratives
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Films autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Marenco, Susan
Mason, Jay
Bornstein, Kate, 1948- Hidden, a gender
Filmakers Library, inc.
Green Dragon Productions.