Playing With Gender

“Who knew gender theory and the 1950’s would go so well together” – Julia Serano

In PLAYING WITH GENDER young people on a picnic learn about gender, gender roles, and transgendered identities in this re-imagining of a 1950’s educational film. The film shows how gender is constructed and a multitude of gender identities that fall outside the boundaries of simply male or female.

Director’s Statement

In dealing with my own gender transition I longed for a fun, simple way to explain gender and transgender identities to people. I have also always had a soft spot for those educational films of the 1950’s and 1960’s. I wanted to subvert their stereotypes of traditional gender roles and use them to explore some of the limitless possibilities that gender has offer.

Watch the trailer here!

Film Coming Soon!

Official Selection

  • Merlinka Festival – Belgrade, Serbia (February 2011)
  • Frameline 33 – San Fransico (June 2009)
  • Outview Film Festival – Athens, Greece (May 2009)
  • TrannyFest – San Francisco (November 2008)
  • London Transgender Film Festival (November 2008)
  • Chicago Reeling LGBT Film Festival (November 2008)
  • Seattle LGBT Film and Video Festival (October 2008)
  • Translations: Seattle Transgendered Film Festival (May 2008)
  • Entzaubert – Berlin, Germany (May 2008)
  • Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival (September 2007)

PLAYING WITH GENDER (2007) 7 min., B&W, miniDV