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24 December 2013

Some Events of the year 2013: Part 8: Art, Television & Radio, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema

Some events of 20122011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

This is just some of what happened in 2013.

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons.
Part 3: Spouses, lovers and Family, Trans Kids.
Part 4: Political, Celebrities, Sports.
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Imprisonment,Nemeses, Internet.
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Obituaries.
Part 7: Dress Reform, Cis Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Performance.
Part 8: Art, Television & Radio, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, News Media, Journal.
Part 10: Archives, Books.

Art, Photography & Exhibits
April Ashley: portrait of a lady. Museum of Liverpool and Homotopia. 27 Sep 2013 – 21 Sep 2014.

Christer Strömholm, photographs of Paris circa 1960. Exhibition at the Swedish Institute, Paris, 15 November 2013- 12 January 2014.

Drag Queens & Covered Bridges of New Hampshire.

Grayson Perry awarded a CBE.

Chris Fittock, of Burnley, Lancashire, who came out at 52, dedicated a show to Lucy Meadows.

David Rosenbery on Mariette Pathy Allen. "35 Years as the Unofficial Photographer of Transgender Life". Slate, May 3, 2013.  

XXXora, "an Anglo-Spanish, bilingual, hermaphrodite artist " presented her debut solo exhibition, The Newer Gender, at East London’s Vyner Street Gallery from 14-24 June.

Katie Herzog. "Based on Gerhard Richter’s 48 Portraits of men of letters (1972) and Gottfried Helnwein's response with 48 portraits of famous women (1992), my piece consists of 48 portraits of transgender men and women of letters." Herzog also aligns her project with Senate Bill 48 signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011 requiring the inclusion of trans individuals in school textbooks.

Lorenzo Triburgo, Transportraits

DC Comics introduces its first trans character:

Television & Radio
Lavern Cox played a trans woman in Orange is the New Black, and her twin brother was cast her earlier self.

Lavern Cox interviewed.

Sean Bean won an International Emmy for playing a transvestite in the series, Accused, BBC 1, 2011.

Michelle Demishevich, TV reporter for channel IMC in Turkey.

James Gardner, previously Sheila, news anchor at Puget Sound Radio, Victoria, BC, 54, announced his transition.

Sheena Metal, Los Angeles, radio host, actress, journalist, comic, spoke of being intersex in 2011 to little response.

After a trans woman was shot and robbed, and the attackers bragged and insulted the victim's gender, Lex and Terry, who are broadcast nationally by Clear Channel and Sirius XM, said, “There’s a teen that shot a tranny after finding out that it was a man ... I don’t blame him. I would have shot his ass too.” A week later they apologized. SiriusXM made it clear that it does not support the comments.

Crossover Kids, reported by Jeannette Francis, with Cot Mathis, Eli and Max, Walt Heyer, Max Jensen. SBS, 20 April 2013. Transcript.

"The King Came Calling". Ripper Street, 1.3. BBC Andy Wilson (dir), with Matthew Macfadyen as Det Insp Edmund Reid, and Jonathan White as the madam. 5 men are dead of poisoning, and the police search for a common factor. One has a shaved body and legs, and a second has ingested sperm, which leads to a Molly House.

"The Face of Change". Grey's Anatomy, Feb 7 2013. ABC. Brian and Jess, a trans teen couple. Brian is having top surgery and his father arrives to protest, although later he gives Jess some money for the rent.

 What Not to Wear. TLC feb 7. Casey D., a Philadelphia firefighter who transitioned 9 years ago, n seeks a wardrobe and make-over that reflects the confident woman she has become over the past nine years. Co-hosted by out fashion consultant and media personality, Clinton Kelly.

Lost Girl 3.1 14 "Caged Fae" Jan 2012 Sarain Boylan sadistic women's prison warden turned out to be a man.

The Switch. 6 trans persons in Vancouver, acted by tg actors.

Jonathan Creek, Easter Special, "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb". Robert styles as Jeffery/Jacqueline Hyde has kept her previous genitals in a jar.

The advert shows a woman who is so surprised by a sale item that she speaks with a male voice. The man she is with looks shocked and horrified. The last scene of the advert shows the man running away as the woman carries a box of flat-packed furniture by herself.
The letter from Thai Transgender Alliance demands that IKEA Global issue an official public statement about the advert.

BB Gandanghari in a double role in a stage version of Kiss of the Spider Woman as both Molina (William Hurt in the film) and Irena the spiderwoman (Sonia Branag in the film).

Stu for Silverton, book by Peter Duchan, music and lyrics by Breedlove. Directed by Andrew Russell, with Mark Anders as Stu Rasmussen, Intiman Theatre, Seattle, 125 minutes.

A Kid Like Jake, written by Daniel Pearle, based on an article in New York Magazine re a trans boy. Lincoln Center Theater, New York.

Rüzgar Erkoçlar, actor in Turkey.

Jo Clifford completed the book of The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven and collaborated with Chris Goode as deviser/performer in his new work Albemarle.
Thai actress Rose won a Chinese contract after her walk-ons in Lost in Thailand.
Bambi. Sébastien Lifshitz (dir) with Marie-Pierre Pruvot. France 58 mins 2013. A documentary about the pioneer Le Carrousel performer, school teacher and novelist. IMDB Wikipedia. Winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The Dallas Buyers Club. Jean-Marc Vallée (dir) Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack (scr) with Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof, Jared Leto as Rayon, Jennifer Garner as Dr Eve Saks. US 117 mins 2013. IMDB Review Trailer Wikipedia. Both McConaughey and Leto lost weight to portray AIDS sufferers, Leto went to the audition in character as trans woman Rayon and lived in character while filming. However no trans actors were auditioned; while the story is more-or-less true, Rayon is a composite; Rayon's friends refer to her as 'he'.

Drunktown's Finest. Sydney Freeland (dir & scr) with Carmen Moore as Felixia, a Navajo Nadleeh. US 2014. IMDB Article. Made with Kickstarter financing.

Her name is Sowmya. Kalki Subramaniam (dir) with Sowmya. India 10 mins 2013.

Finding Kim. Aaron Bear & Consuelo Crow (dir) with Kim who is transitioning at 49. Made with Kickstarter financing. Website

Ian Harvie Superhero. Liam Sullivan (dir) featuring the performance of Ian Harvie reflecting on his own transition. US 75 mins 2013. IMDB Trailer Website

The Look of Love. Michael Winterbottom (dir) Matt Greenhalgh (scr) based on the book Members Only by Paul Willetts, with Steve Coogan as Paul Raymond. UK 101 mins 2013. You wouldn't realize if from the trailer, but Raymond was a pioneer in the 1970s in putting on fancy drag shows. IMDB Trailer

Namess Ba'geshem / Melting Away. Doron Eran (dir) Billy Ben-Moshe (scr) with Hen Yanni as Anna. Israel/Canada 86 mins 2011. A trans entertainer and the parents who locked her out of the home many years ago. IMDB Trailer. Wikipedia (IMDB does not say who played the teenage Assaf before she became Anna)

R.I.P.D. Robert Schwentke (dir) with Jeff Bridges and Marisa Miller as Roy Pulsipher. US 2013. A fantasy about undead cops. Pulsipher, although male uses a female avatar when interacting with living people. IMDB Trailer. Wikipedia.

Shunned. Janice Villarosa (dir) Janice Villarosa & Mark Celestino, with Philippines/US 70 mins 2013. IMDB. Lives of Filipino trans women.

Sticks and Stones. Silas Howard (dir) with Bambi Lake and Justin Vivian Bond. US 2013. Article.

Valentine Road. Marta Cunningham (dir) US 98 mins 2013. A documentary about 8th-grade Brandon McInerney who shot gender-non-conforming fellow student in Oxnard, California. IMDB. Director interview. Trailer.

What's the T? Cecilio Asuncion (dir) with Rakash, Vi, Mia, Nya and Cassandra Cass. Review.

Zanderology. Megan Rohrer (dir) with Zander Keig. An extension from the book Letters from my Brothers, 2012. "Zanderology is an illustrated documentary about Zander Keig, a transman who was born dead, paralyzed at age six, put in a mental hospital as a teen, was in a Mexican gang, joined the military, became an undercover drug officer, obtained three graduate degrees and is now a social worker for homeless veterans." A kickstarter project.
director Roland Emmerich is going to work on a new movie on the Stonewall’s riots of 1969.

X-Rated, Chad Darnell (dir & scr) with Willam Belli as Karen Dior, Rtan O'Connor as Chi Chi Larue.
Through her Eyes. A new short film campaign, which is currently raising funds, and aims to give a different perspective on trans issues by showing discrimination, abuse, and her own thoughts. Financed by Kickstarter.

Kate Bornstein Is a Queer and Pleasant Danger. Sam Feder (dir) Article.

Also see the trailer for 22 Jump Street – almost at the end - where a tough guy in prison forgives the punk who shot off of his penis for he has a vagina now which is more fun.

1 comment:

Billie said...

Some things just come late, like recognition. Thanks for everything!