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Girl Inside

Maya Gallus / Canada / 2007 / 70 ' / English

Credits

Miume Jan Eramo
Keir Brownstone
Maya Gallus & Justine Pimlott

Awards & Festivals

2008 Best Direction in a Documentary Program, Gemini Awards
Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax
Hot Docs Int'l Documentary Festival
DOXA - Documentary Film Festival Vancouver Frameline
San Francisco LGBT Film Festival
NewFest - The New York LGBT Film Festival
St. John's International Women's Film Festival
Women's Film Festival In Seoul
Reel Affirmations, DC

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In Production

Following 26 year-old Madison as she transitions from male to female

Synopsis

Following 26-year-old Madison during a crucial three years of her transition from male to female, GIRL INSIDE is a beautiful film that tracks her emotional, intellectual and spiritual journey of self-discovery that is as important as – if not more than – the physical journey of hormones and surgery. Sharing the spotlight is Vivien, Madison’s glamorous 80-year-old grandmother, who has taken on the job of advising her on all things feminine. While Vivien's attempts to school Madison in old-fashioned codes of fashion and behavior are often hilarious, the juxtaposition of two vastly different experiences of womanhood, from very different generations, raises profound issues about the nature of gender, femininity and sexuality. Sometimes funny, sometimes painful, this heartwarming coming of age story is both an intimate portrait and a thoughtful exploration of what it means to be a woman. Recommended for courses in transgender and queer studies, gender studies, women’s studies and sociology.

 

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