The indie film “Adam” centers on the 17-year-old title character passing as transgender to win the affection of a lesbian. Is the boy problematic? Or is the whole film vexing?
“It’s the most dangerous movie about a trans character in years,” argues critic Oliver Whitney.
Does a beautiful and powerfully empathetic trans coming-of-age drama lose its value because its protagonist is played by a cisgender boy?
“A groups of teenagers with zero filmmaking experience made a movie about their lives. Now they’re getting noticed in Hollywood.”
(Via. Gay Star News)
“Not that we expected otherwise, but anyone fearful the fairly substantial attention Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’ has been getting for being so bad would result in some sort of a ‘we need to see how awful it is’ box office boost can exhale: The movie tanked.”
Reading this reminds me of the comedians defense; “It’s ONLY a JOKE, lighten up!”
“Director Roland Emmerich and screenwriter Jon Robin Baitz, both out gay men, sympathized with criticism that trans people and people of color central to the Stonewall riots were being pushed aside — and asked for patience until the film’s release.”
“Director Roland Emmerich is responding to those calling for a boycott of his new film, Stonewall, because, they say, it erases the role of transgender people as well as people of color in the 1969 riots that gave rise to the modern LGBT rights movement.”