2020-01-31 14:10:28

Groundbreaking Documentary Examines a Century of Trans Representation in Film & TV

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.

Democracy Now produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

On DN, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

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