New documentary provides a helpful lens during a whiplash week for transgender rights

Disclosure: Transgender Documentary

On its face, the film is about transgender representation on screen — in everything from TV shows such as “The Jeffersons” and “The L Word” to films such as “The Silence of the Lambs” and “The Crying Game.” But “Disclosure” is also a window into how these portrayals can both reflect and reinforce the offensive caricatures that have long hovered over transgender people off camera, and how bracing it’s been to see at least some depictions break with the harmful stereotypes of the past.

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