The Pearl is an intimate and visceral profile of 4 transgender women that come out for the first time in their senior years. Set against the backdrop of logging towns in the Pacific Northwest, the cinematic and observational story is not about becoming a woman, but rather explores what it means to leave behind living as a man.
What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna’s most famous troupe of dancers.
Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz' libido was unrestrained even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. In August 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex‐reassignment surgery, resulting in a fourteen‐hour hostage situation that was broadcast live on television. Three years later, John was portrayed by Al Pacino as "Sonny"
Leading up to the Olympics in Sochi, a law banning “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors” was passed in Russia. Gay Olympians were confronted with a tough decision: whether to protest in defense of their Russian comrades or compete in silence.
Shattering assumptions about faith, sexuality and religious fundamentalism, this film is built around intimately-told personal stories of Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian. This group of people face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passionate love of G-d with the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality.
Seven years after completing an IDF combat course, the director returns to the place where she first fell in love with a woman – her commander. Over the course of 66 days and nights, the film follows the girls in one of the most rigorous combat courses and reveals the mechanism that enables the transformation of 18-year-old girls into fierce soldiers.
In the summer of 2006 Jerusalem was to host, for the first time in history, the World Pride events, which were to culminate in a traditional gay pride parade. The planned events stirred turmoil in the politically complex city. Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious leaders banned together in an uncompromising battle against what they said would "defile the holy city."
How does a single heterosexual woman, who's tired of waiting for Mr. Right, do what she desires most and give birth to a child? This dilemma challenged Dafna, until she met Itamar and Kai
As we mark the 15th anniversary of the US military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, filmmaker Johnny Symons ventures to explore its affect. The policy was created to allow gay men and women to join the US military without being asked about their sexual orientation with the understanding that they would not disclose it themselves
Most of us can relate to a search for a true identity, however, very few have to endure surgery to achieve this goal. Monica is a 22 year old Norwegian. When she was born, her parents thought she was a boy. They named her Morten. In April of 2002 Monica had her body surgically corrected to make it fit her real gender.
Inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history