A Daughter Deals With Her Dad’s Gender Transition In ’52 Tuesdays': VIDEO


52 Tuesdays is a feature-length drama about 16-year-old Billie and her father James who is undergoing a female-to-male gender transition. For some reason, Billie’s time with her dad is limited to Tuesdays only and in a unique filmmaking rule Sophie Hyde shot the film only on Tuesdays over the course of a year with the entirely non-professional cast receiving scripts one week at a time and only of the scenes that they act in.

Thus, the film acts as a realistic chronicle of James’ transformation and the effect it has on those around him. James will be played Del Herbert-Jane, a gender non-conforming actor who is not trans, but welcomed the opportunity to explore the film’s themes.

52 Tuesdays — which marks Sophie Hyde’s directorial debut — snagged her the best directing award in the World Cinema Dramatic category of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...