Transamerica

Gay Essential Opinion: Transamerica

In 2005 when Transamerica hit the screens, trans visibility and acceptability were at least a decade away and the understanding by the general public about people who are transgender was still hovering around zero; the film tells the story of a conservative transgender [transsexual at the time] woman named Bree, only a week from her “operation,” whose life is turned upside down by the discovery that she has a son named Toby.