As South Dakota becomes the latest state to pass anti-transgender legislation in the state’s lower house, we look at how trans people have been depicted in film and television over the last century.
The film Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, traces trans representation from the 1914 silent film A Florida Enchantment to the Oscar-winning 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry to the new hit television series Pose.
Democracy Now! speaks with the film’s director, Sam Feder, as well as actress Jen Richards, Emmy Award-winning director Yance Ford, and ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio — all of whom are featured in Disclosure.
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