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Disclosure (2020)

A powerful and necessary examination of how we view trans bodies in art

Documentary

best
THE VERY BEST

8.3

movie

United States of America
English
Discussion-sparking, Instructive, Smart
2020
Sam Feder
Ajita Wilson, Alexandra Billings, Alexandra Grey
107 min

Synopsis

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An investigation of how Hollywood's fabled stories have deeply influenced how Americans feel about transgender people, and how transgender people have been taught to feel about themselves.

Our Take

8.3
The Staff

Disclosure is a patient and articulate study of the ways movies have physically conditioned us to respond to certain expressions of queerness with fear, disgust, or laughter. But it also serves as a reminder that trans bodies have been represented on screen for as long as movies have existed—making it all the more unacceptable that we still often only see reductive and harmful stereotypes of trans people over 100 years since the birth of cinema. However, Disclosure is far from a “takedown” designed to make viewers feel bad. At the end of it all this remains a celebration film’s power to dignify perspectives we rarely get to see through, and it’s one of the nerdiest and most passionate trips through film history you could hope to have.

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