Trans-shorts (Shorts Collection)

1991-2003 | Animation / Black/African American / Body Image / Documentary / Gender / Immigration/Exile / Music / Native American/Indigenous / Performance Art / Pop Culture / Race and Culture / Relationships / Representation / Sexuality / Social Issues / Transgender / Video Arts / Women's Studies | 69m | Australia | Spain | USA
Directors: Multiple Directors

Fantasy, spoken word, animation, homage, transformation and tradition pepper this collection with comedy and charm representing a vast array of trans images. In Junk Box Warrior, Trans Slam poet Marcus Rene Van (of Deep Dickollective) gets the ball rolling in a mesh of spoken word and black and white images. Two-Spirit People provides an overview of historical and contemporary Native American concepts of gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation. In Straightboy Lessons, A drive and a guy-to-guy chat illuminates pointers on being a “straight boy,” Unhung Heroes is a short narrative video about five FTM (female to male) transgender guys who, after discovering an internet article announcing the availability of penis transplants, plot ways to raise over a million dollars in surgery. In the short documentary Nina , a Filipina transwoman yearns meet the man of her dreams. Finally, in With What Shall I Wash, a transwoman ends her day reminiscing about her great love and about her life working in a red light district in Spain.