September 16, 2020
Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Youtube have really upped its game when it comes to LGBT content. The top transgender movies/shows to look out on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Youtube.
Initially, it included movies that would be safe to share with family and friends. But, People wanted some of the true stories with tragic endings and happy endings to portray the reality of the happening events.
From Hollywood blockbusters like Dallas Buyers Club to an exploration documentary on one of Stonewall’s often sidelined characters.
Martha P Johnson Netflix has a wide variety of trans films to take a look at.
From transgender movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime to independent shorts by trans and non-binary filmmakers on YouTube, here’s a round-up of the best trans films.
We have included films in this list that involve cis actors playing trans roles.
What transgender films do Netflix, Amazon Prime and Youtube currently have to offer?
1. Boys Don’t Cry:
A,1988 biographical film is a dramatisation of the real-life story of Brandon Teena. An American trans man played in the film by Hilary Swank.
The biggest criticism for that film is that he was played by a cis woman but considering the time it was made, that I feel is just quite impressive – the fact they wanted to give a voice to this person.
2. Game Face:
Game Face shows the quest to the self-realisation of LGBT athletes and the acceptance in society.
This documentary tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMA’s first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence, a college basketball player in Oklahoma who happens to be gay.
The film follows both athletes during their coming out process and sheds light on the obstacles LGBT sports players deal with throughout their careers.
3. Mala Mala:
Nine members of Puerto Rico’s LGBT community share stories of their sexual transformation and insights into the island’s diverse transgender culture.
2019 indie film TRANSFINITE, directed by non-binary, Indian filmmaker Neelu Bhuman.
The sci-fi feature film is composed of seven standalone short stories and supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive.
5. Brace, On Youtube:
Written by and starring transgender filmmaker Jake Graf, Brace is a short film available to view on YouTube.
The short tells the story of two trans men who don’t realise upon meeting that the other person is transgender.
It basically deals with a lot of internalised transphobia – it’s relatable and it’s real.
6. Man on High Heels:
A tough transgender detective fights to take down a gangster, all the while longing to retire and complete sex reassignment surgery.
7. Paris is Burning:
The controversial documentary about queer ballroom culture that inspired POSE and many RuPaul’s Drag Race catchphrases.
This Sundance prize-winning documentary is an intimate portrait of 1980s Harlem drag balls: a world of fierce competition, sustenance, and survival.
8. Boy Meets Girl:
Boy Meets Girl is a rarity among transgender movies for being a rom-com with a happy ending.
The main character, Ricky, is a transgender woman living in a small town in Kentucky, looking for love, when she gets a crush on a girl.
9. Dallas Buyer’s Club:
Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof.
His free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live.
10. Ma Vie en Rose:
Ma Vie en Rose, or My Life in Pink, is a 90s Belgian movie is about a young kid named Ludovic who is viewed by the community as a boy but wishes to be seen as a girl.
Filmed entirely on an iPhone, Tangerine sheds light on what it’s like to be a trans sex worker.
It summarised chasers really well, which is something that’s good to talk about because It’s never seen in films.
Normally it’s disguised in transphobia but I don’t think there’s ever a focus on the people who are nice to trans people because they want to hook up with them.
Romeos is a 2011 German tragicomedy film about a transgender man who is also gay – something we often don’t get to see in films.
The movie shows the trans character using a binder, dealing with using toilets, and in one scene he even removes his packer and sticks it on the side of the bath.
Here are some of the popular transgender based movies that are aired on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Youtube.
People are accepting the LGBTQ+ community and are also showing interest in watching series and movies which are LGBTQ centric.
These shows will also help in understanding the reality and the struggles the people of the community goes through. It is important for the viewers to accept the facts about the community in spite of who they are.
Do watch them if you are free during the weekend!!