Adventures in the Gender Trade
TitleAdventures in the Gender Trade
DirectorSusan Marenco
CountryUSA
Year1993
Duration40mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionThis documentary explores the notion of gender through the life and work of trans-sexual lesbian playwright, Kate Bornstein. Poet Pat Califia, performance artist Justin Bond, author of '100 Years Of Homosexuality' David Halprin and female-to-male trans-sexual, Jack Ireland, question the usefulness of society's rigid gender system with humour and intelligence. In scenes from Bornstein's play, 'Hidden: A Gender', Kate portrays the comic aspects of a world obsessed with rigid gender boundaries. Her unique point of view takes audiences into a world that celebrates gender diversity and exposes viewers to the fascinating and gifted members of the transgendered community.