Real Boy

Real Boy

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young... More
1h15m USA 2016
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Tags
Transgender Coming-of-Age Family Documentaries North-America Movies

Synopsis

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.

"Sensitive and introspective...this is a remarkably honest coming-of-age story."-Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

Details

Country
USA
Language
English
Director
Shaleece Haas
Cast
Bennett WallaceJoe Stevens
Awards
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2016, Frameline Film Festival 2016 - Audience Awards - Best Documentary, Independent Film Festival of Boston 2016 - Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing
Review
Real Boy is an affecting look into the realities of transitioning

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