May 7, 2008

I want. to see. this movie.

Posted in film, sexual politics, Sexuality Blogs and Resources at 12:30 pm by LB

I can’t wait til XXY is showing nationally.

From the official website:

Alex is a 15-year-old teenager with a secret. Soon after her birth her parents decide to leave Buenos Aires to make a home out of an isolated wooden cabin tucked away in the dunes of the Uruguayan shoreline.

XXY begins with Alex´s parents receiving a couple of friends and their 16-year-old son Álvaro from Buenos Aires. Álvaro´s father is a plastic surgeon who accepted the invitation because of his medical concern for their friend´s daughter. The inevitable attraction between both teenagers forces them all to face their worst fears…

Rumours are spreading around town. Alex gets stared at as if she were a freak. People´s fascination with her can become dangeous.

Right now it’s only showing in New York, but at soon as it’s national, I’m all over it (and I’ll review it).

Trailer:

New York Times Review

Salon Review

2 Comments »

  1. watercat said,

    While you’re waiting you might read this book:
    As Nature Made Him:the boy who was raised as a girl. by John Colapinto.
    It’s excellent and thought-provoking.

  2. lindabeth said,

    Thanks for the recommendation! I also recommend the film, Ma Vie En Rose


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