Documentaries – Movies – TV – Online Video


There is plenty more to go here, but I’m posting only what I’ve watched in the recent past and will add more as I review them.

Disclaimer:

  • Many of these films and videos explore gender and sexuality in a very raw, real, and up-front way. Most are ‘Not Rated’ and some may not be for everyone.
  • While any trans person is speaking as an expert about themselves and their experience, none of us are experts on all that is trans or everyone’s experience with it. There is one thing we are all experts on though, it doesn’t go away, it is not a choice, it is just who we are. Openness and education is the key as more people come forward, share their stories, and we learn more about each other.

 

Documentaries

Growing Up Trans (2015) – TV-14
IMDb | Streaming (PBS Frontline / Amazon) | DVD (PBS Frontline)

This Is Me (2015) – TV-14
IMDb | Streaming (wifey.tv / Amazon)

True Trans with Laura Jane Grace (2014) – NR
★ I like all of these documentaries, but this is definitely my favorite. ★
IMDb | Streaming (AOL On / YouTube)

Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story (2014) – NR
IMDb | Streaming (Amazon / Netflix / Vudu / iTunes) | DVD (Amazon)

Mr. Angel (2013) – NR
IMDb | Streaming (Amazon / Hulu / Netflix / iTunes) | DVD (Amazon)

Trans (2012) – NR
IMDb | Streaming (Amazon / iTunes) | DVD (Amazon)

American Transgender (2012) – NR
IMDb | Streaming (Hulu) | DVD-R (National Geographic / Amazon)

Red Without Blue (2007) – NR
IMDb | Streaming (Amazon / Netflix) | DVD (Amazon / Netflix)

 

TED Talks

The Danger Of Hiding Who You Are – Morgana Bailey – Nov 2014

Why I Must Come Out – Geena Rocero – Mar 2014

How I Help Transgender Teens Become Who They Want To Be – Norman Spack – Nov 2013

 

TEDx Talks (x=independently organized TED event)

Trans Liberation is for Everybody – Anneliese Singh – Jul 10, 2015

Breaking the Gender Binary: Transgender Youth Explosion – Margaret Nichols, Ph.D. – Mar 30, 2015

Growing Up Transgender – Monique Schafter – Jan 7, 2015

Unconditional Love: Journey with Our Transgender Child – Christy Hegarty – Jun 11, 2014

The False Narrative of Deception – Carys Massarella – Apr, 4, 2014

Hey Doc, some boys are born girls – Decker Moss – Dec 11, 2013

Ending Gender – Scott Turner Schofield – Nov 4, 2013

Beyond the Gender Binary– Yee Won Chong – Dec 13, 2012

 

YouTube | Other

Top 3 Things Not to Ask a Trans Person – Sep 7, 2015

Working with Transgender Coworkers – Sep 7, 2015

Identity: In & Beyond The Binary – Documentary (Full Movie) – Sep 2, 2015

Explaining Transgender to a 5 Year Old – Sep 2, 2015

How To be a Good Trans Ally | Ft. Jackson Bird – Aug 13, 2015

Transgender Friends – Aug 9, 2015

Selenis Leyva on Her Transgender Sister – Aug 6, 2015

A Transgender Man’s Path To Freedom – Aug 6, 2015

Arthur Ashe Award Recipient: Caitlyn Jenner – ESPN – Jul 16, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner Emotional Speech at ESPY Awards 2015 – ESPN – Jul 15, 2015

“I Don’t Understand Why You’re Transgender” | Ashton Colby – Jul 12, 2015

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Transgender Rights – Jun 28, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About Transgender People, by Jazz Jennings – Jun 26, 2015

Transgender doctor transforming lives – CNN – Jun 6, 2015

Transgender People Talk About Coming Out – May 28, 2015

Transgender RIghts: A Short Documentary – May 27, 2015

Bullied for Being Transgender | This Morning – May 15, 2015

Life as a transgender woman – Apr 23, 2015

Transgender Kids | This Morning – Apr 8, 2015

Why Pronouns Matter For Trans People – Mar 16, 2015

What Being Trans Is Really Like – Mar 12, 2015

Being Transgender in America | Larry King Now – Ora.TV – Nov 20, 2014

In My Shoes – Jul 10, 2014

Debi Jackson reading “That’s Good Enough” – A mother’s response challenging ignorant comments about her transgender child – Jul 9, 2014

Activist Janet Mock Flips the Script on Reporter: Asks Her to Prove Her Womanhood – May 6, 2014

This mom says what every transgender child needs to hear – May 1, 2014

Trans Awareness – Nov 20, 2014

Totally Biased: Kamau on Transgender Issues – Nov 12, 2013

TransTalk: Perspectives On Life From A Gender Outlaw – Feb 9, 2012

Laverne Cox (I’m From Mobile, AL) – True Transgender Stories – Feb 7, 2012

Krystal Summers (I’m From Laurel, MS) – True Transgender Stories – Apr 28, 2010

 

Healthcare Providers

Caring for Patients Who Are Transgender – OSU Medical Center – Jun 24, 2015

 

Transgender Journey from MTF: A Couple’s Experience

 

Reality TV

I Am Jazz (2015) – TV-PG
IMDb | Streaming (TLC – Clips / Amazon / Vudu / iTunes)

Becoming Us (2015) – TV-14
IMDb | Streaming (ABC Family / Amazon / Hulu)

I Am Cait (2015) – TV-14
IMDb | Streaming (E! Now – TV provider login / Amazon / Vudu / iTunes)

 

Movies

Boy Meets Girl (2014) – R – Comedy, Drama, Romance
IMDb | Streaming (Amazon / Netflix / Vudu) | DVD (Amazon / Netflix)

 

TV

Transparent (2014-) – TV-MA – Comedy, Drama
IMDb | Streaming (Amazon)

 

Anime

Hourou Musuku “Wandering Son” (2011) – Animation, Drama
IMDb | Streaming (Crunchyroll)