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Real Boy

A son's transition. A mother's transformation.

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Human Rights, Minorities, Contemporary Issues, and Music
Synopsis

REAL BOY is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.

Stage
finished
Running time
72 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Shaleece Haas
Country
United States
Locations
USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2016
Festivals
BFI Flare, IFFBoston
Awards
2016 Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing
Language
English

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