A childhood accident took her arms away but the transgender artist survived to create paintings, photography, and performances focused on depicting the body.
The Story of La Veneno, Spain’s Badass Trans Superstar
The HBO Max series Veneno embraces all of the media personality’s colorful life, including the messier parts.
When a Con Artist Tried to Sell the “Car of the Future”
The HBO true crime miniseries The Lady and the Dale argues that it’s just as important to highlight trans outlaws in addition to role models.
A Portrait of Trans Masculinity in the Story of a Jazz Musician
The documentary No Ordinary Man is not just a biography of Billy Tipton, but also a critical lens on how culture has depicted trans men.
Films to Stream for Transgender Awareness Week
From a look at the contemporary NYC ballroom scene to a portrait of an undocumented caretaker, here are some lesser-known movies about trans characters and subjects.
Surveying Transgender History in Film and Television
The documentary Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, now streaming on Netflix, focuses too much on representation, to the detriment of other aspects of the trans experience in cinema.
The Story of a Pregnant Man, Told With Sensitivity and Respect
Director Jeanie Finlay talks about her new documentary Seahorse, in which she follows trans man Freddy McConnell through his pregnancy.
Classic Films About Drag Pageants and Ball Culture Return to Theaters to Dazzle Again
The landmark queer documentaries The Queen and Paris is Burning have been restored and are back in theaters.
Discussing the Realities and Risks of Transgender Visibility
On the occasion of the publication of Trap Door, the New Museum convened a panel to discuss the realities of transgender artists and cultural workers and their lives in the so-called mainstream.
Singing the Struggles of Trans People in the American South
On the surface, the new musical Southern Comfort has all the trappings of a conventional family drama.
An Archival and Artistic Exploration of Transgender Identity
Bring Your Own Body: Transgender Between Archives and Aesthetics illustrates not just the multiplicity of transgender identities but the many forms of expression those identities take.
In an Artist’s Video Project, Getting to Know Trans and Intersex Activists
A project by artist Carlos Motta to interview and document the work of transgender and intersex activists recently went public, in the form of an online archive.