The wealth of identities and stories from within the trans community--kept silent for too long--continues to challenge, enrich, and surprise us. Such is the case with Transfixed, a fascinating new documentary from Alan Kol. The story follows Martine Stonehouse and her partner John Gelmon, two Canadians living with Asperger's Syndrome, and Martine's efforts to become eligible for gender reassignment surgery in spite of governmental bias and a weight problem.
The journey reveals Martine's strong and principled character. She is someone who embodies the term activist in the purest sense when she becomes one not for political reasons, but simply to live her life the way she deserves.
Each piece of this story on its own would make for a great documentary, but combined, Transfixed becomes an engaging and thoroughly provoking film.
The film opens this weekend in NYC, SF & LA, before opening in Palm Springs and Toronto the weeks following. Watch the trailer below: