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Little Girl

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Insightful docu supports grade-schooler's gender identity.

Movie NR 2022 88 minutes
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Award-winning LGBTQ+ documentarian Sébastien Lifshitz carefully captures the challenges faced by a family working to support a child as her gender identity becomes clear. "I did wonder if it was all my fault, wanting a little girl so badly that this happened," Sasha's mother says emotionally at one point. Adds Sasha's father, "I'm not a dad insisting he'll be a boy. I want Sasha to be happy." And both parents are supportive of their daughter being able to be exactly who she is. Sasha, however, endures emotional pain and sheds tears over the prejudice shown by classmates and teachers regarding her identity. But she remains brave with the support of family and friends. "Sasha is here," says her mother, "perhaps to help change people's attitudes. And I'm here to help her." Little Girl proves to be a positively insightful film that will aid kids, parents, and others interested in the issues faced by those who are transgender.

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