Out Run

Out Run

As leader of the world's only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT... More
1h15m USA 2016
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Transgender Gay Documentaries Philippines Movies

Synopsis

As leader of the world's only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an easy feat. Bemz and her eclectic team of queer political warriors must rethink traditional campaign strategies to amass support from unlikely places. Taking their equality campaign to small-town hair salons and regional beauty pageants, the activists mobilize working-class trans hairdressers and beauty queens to join the fight against their main political opponent, a homophobic evangelical preacher, and prove to the Filipino electorate that it’s time to take the rights of LGBT people seriously.

Details

Country
USA
Language
EnglishFilipino
Director
S. Leo ChiangJohnny Symons
Cast
Bemz BeneditoSanty LaynoBhuta Adelante
Awards
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2016, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2016, Frameline Film Festival 2016, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016
Review
Illuminates the complexities of LGBTQ lives and identities, and progress toward LGBTQ equality.

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