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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Docu frankly depicts trans struggles; language, nudity.

Movie NR 2020 100 minutes
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This is a moving, fascinating, important, and wide-ranging look at the lives of trans people. Often the smart and animated interviewees offer startling insights that take us in unexpected directions, linking racism, feminism, misogyny, and masculine stereotyping, especially underscoring the difficulties historically facing trans people of color. The filmmakers dug up silent film examples dating to 1901 of mocking, condescending attitudes toward trans people, demonstrating long-standing stereotypes of Black males as violent and uncontrollable. And although activists appreciate the positive publicity and information that came out of I Am Cait, a television show about Caitlin's Jenner's coming out, some noted that Jenner's experience is atypical -- "very white, very privileged."

It's probably a small miracle that Sam Feder and Amy Scholder were able to get Disclosure made at all, but the wide range of subjects covered suggests the subject could easily provide enough material for a great multi-part series exploring the many critical subtopics presented here and how they intersect with the trans experience.

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