What they are saying-
This movie is different than any other trans sex educational film I’ve ever seen, and I definitely want to go out and get the first two volumes of the series to watch with my fiance!
I had the pleasure of meeting you at SchwuZ yesterday and your Sexing The Transman Workshop.
Am still deeply impressed with your work and your view on life.
You have touched my heart and inspired me to no end, and I wanted to thank you for being you and spreading your message.
Thanks for your confident presence at the Amsterdam showing of ‘Sexing the transman’, I think it should be compulsory material to watch for all transmen and… schools everywhere 🙂
Buck Angel’s documentary “Sexing the Transman” gave me a lot to think about.
For one, I thought I was being incredibly bizarre-o to find my identity leaning closer to gay male than anything else. In fact, even while I was in my last relationship, I remember myself jokingly saying that I was a gay man dating a woman who would probably be my only exception.
I kind of still stand by that statement. It’s just that getting to see all the variety of moviegoers tonight, as well as to see the different sexualities of the people portrayed on film, made me realise I’d be idiotic to close myself off to one specific group of people.
So I guess I really have to say I’m pansexual and just deal with it, although my own preferred terminology is still gay male. Or just plain queer.
It was also nice seeing bodies that looked like mine…or what mine will look like after top surgery. I don’t know if I’ll ever identify as trans* in and of itself; my sense of self has always been aligned with just straight-up male and/or non-binary when I don’t feel like committing to a cisgender norm. Makes me feel like less of a freak, more like I do have the potential to one day be loved for what I represent and not who I could or used to be. I like that. Let’s stick with it.
More and more I’m also leaning towards a new name for myself, something undeniably masculine. Yet I’m still clinging to my birth name because, damnit, I like that too. Who knows if I’ll ever be completely comfortable changing it entirely.
One thing I came away with, one thing that I’d love to be able to say applies to me one day too, is that transgender individuals are brave as shit. When I first started considering transitioning last year, I was terrified of the reactions I would get from the people I loved. This was the case even while in a relationship with someone who was arguably pretty supportive in that regard.
Chest surgery won’t make me any more of a man or less of a woman than I was before. It’s just altering the physical. The mental won’t have changed.
I feel grateful that I’m beginning to learn this, even if it’s taken me some time
Oh, and Selene Luna was fuckin’ hilarious in this film. Same for Margaret Cho.
Screening at Frameline 36 SF Film Festival June 2012
I sat in my seat, watching the festival’s sponsors onscreen, as I took test shots of the screen, awaiting your arrival.
As the film began, I smiled. I was very disappointed that you didn’t appear in the film in a way that I could photograph you.
Throughout your film, there were a great many moments of laughter and, for me, a great many moments of great romance.
All in all, it was a great film. You stated the case of many of the film’s attendees, and I learned a lot.
At the film’s conclusion, I though it a very romantic thing, and I was very sorry & disappointed that you were not there.
You are a hero in the community, as you well know, and I am very disappointed that you were not there for them on your opening night.
I’m just very sorry that you weren’t there.
I love & admire you very much.
I’m writing to you from Israel. I’ve seen your documentary yesterday, and was very moved It really spoke to me and I felt like I am getting closer to understanding my feelings and it’s really meaningful, so thank you.
Hey Buck! I just finished watching Sexing the Transman. it’s provocative, intelligent, sexy and enthralling!
Don’t know what to write still empowered by the documentary and your words. Enjoyed every minute. First of all I am a straight women. One of the people in the audiance said that this documentary is for straight people also and I could not agree more. For trans and gay people, people asssume that they have problems with their sexuality. But the truth of the mather is that I do think more straith people are having problems expressing their sexuality due to the labels (discussed many times tonight) we are put in and all the expectations. Espacially straight female women. Your documantary is for everybody (thats why I think mainstream is embrassing Sexing the Transman) from Amsterdam Holland”
“Buck Angel is a saviour to trans men everywhere.
I remember the first time I got my hands on a gay porno (it was one of those cut down softcore jobs) and the feeling of ‘Oh, there are people out there like me!’ Let’s face it, there’s never been a lack of gay porn out there.
Until Buck, there was no sexually open, masculine, vag-proud trans guys to watch. I can only imagine the release that guys must have felt when Buck hit the small screen.
In Sexing the Transman, Buck interviews a heap of trans guys and girls who have been out with trans guys (including the fabulous Margaret Cho) to discuss their experiences, their desires, their pains, their holes – pretty much everything.
The doco is very candid and very explicit (the MQFF team had to negotiate to get it through the classification board even with an unclassified rating); it is also moving, loving and very sexy.
I liked the demystifying role of the film – I certainly got a lot out of it on that level – but what I like more is that that’s not really why the film was made. This is a film by trans guys for trans guys. I am glad I got to see it (thanks MQFF for taking up that fight) but more than that, I am glad the film is out there and these guys are getting a voice.
Thanks Buck (and everyone involved).
“thanks for your contribution to Melbourne Pleasure Salon. and Sexing the Transman which just screened at the Queer Film Festival here was great. refreshing and affirming to see representations of people and relationships that look a little more like my life and loves than the usual 😉 nice nice nice. a lot of love for your work here. xOx”
Please be advised that these reviews are sexual in nature and will be using terminology that might be offensive to some. Thank you.
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