Filmmaker SHALEECE HASS the writer/director of REAL BOY one of the most compelling and poignant transgender documentaries last year, is stepping behind the camera again. She is producing a series of short films for the ACLU & LITTLE BY LITTLE FILMS called TRANS IN AMERICA which will highlight transgender people across the country fighting for their civil liberties.
Filmmakers Owl and Fox Fisher have launched a new campaign celebrating the bodies of trans and non-binary people.
“Aside from creating sleek art deco fantasies that graced the pages of Vogue, La Vie Parisienne, Fantasio, and many other magazines, Gerda Wegener (1886-1940) was married to a transgender woman who had the first publicly recorded gender-reassignment surgery.”
“In the film ‘Treasure,’ Brandie Brown describes seeing her sibling, Shelly, as a transgender woman. ‘She had a little black short hairstyle. She was dressed all in black. Nails long. She was looking good,’ says Brown, smiling at the memory.
Such love and acceptance seems in tune with what a current Entertainment Weekly banner headline describes as ‘America’s Transformation.'”
(Via. Detroit Free Press)
Small confession, For almost as long as I can remember I have been a fan of spaghetti Westerns. I’m not old enough to have seen them in the theater, but I have enjoyed seeing them on television. Not the same I know, but I look at it the same way as DVDs today… by watching at home it 1 costs less, 2 I can bring my own snacks, and 3 bathroom breaks. Plus it’s time spent with the family which is the best time of all.
My favorites by far have been the “Dollar Trilogy” which includes “A Fistful of Dollars”, “For A Few Dollars More” and “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” with the last being my most watched. Even today I can still remember the theme song as if I had heard it yesterday.
So, what film(s) do you consider your “guilty pleasure”?