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New Doc 'What's the T?' Investigates Lives Of Transgender Women: VIDEO

WhatsTheT1"When I told my father that I wanted to be a woman, he told me that I would be the ugliest woman."

"I had to admit to myself that I was a real girl."

"I'm just a human being."

These are a few of the raw sentiments on display in a new documentary, directed by Cecilio Asuncion, that is making waves at LGBTQ film festivals around the country. What's the T? explores the lives of five transgender women, through ups and downs, and emotional highs and lows. It looks to be an in-depth and informative cinematic experience, as well as an emotional roller coaster ride for the five women involved. 

Check out the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

What's the T? - Official Trailer from Eye Film Releasing on Vimeo.

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  1. "I had to admit to myself that I was a real girl."

    LOL! As if being a "real girl" means dressing up like a porn star and slathering make up on your face. This isn't womanhood. It is what a male porn consumer believes womanhood to be.

    Posted by: DetroitDyke | Jun 10, 2014 6:55:45 PM

  2. ^this

    Posted by: nicos | Jun 10, 2014 7:40:28 PM

  3. @DD: huh, it's really lucky that you're here to show us the One True Way to be a woman. I guess I'll draft letters to Cher, Katy Perry, and the Kardashians to let them know they've been kicked out of the sisterhood.

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Jun 10, 2014 9:54:20 PM

  4. TheDrDonna -

    What audacity for a the very mannish man The DrDonna - whose huge dong still very much fills his pants - to come here to lecture women about the sisterhood.

    Some women may dress up like a porn star. That is not what makes us women. Some women may prance around acting "girly" or performing for men whatever stereotype they have in their heads - that isn't what makes us women. What does make us women - well, you will never know that, dear.

    Posted by: Sharon | Jun 10, 2014 10:43:21 PM

  5. Who knew we'd have to hear about trans bodies for years?

    Posted by: Tigernan | Jun 10, 2014 10:49:52 PM

  6. @Sharon: hahahahhahaha pathetic.

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Jun 10, 2014 11:05:18 PM

  7. Sorry, but Cher is first of all in show biz. And she has never dressed like a stripper or a whore. She wore a ton of eye liner etc. back in the day because that's what a certain type of really cool girls did, and she was really cool. She got famous for wearing a lot of incredible gay Bob Mackie COSTUMES. Katy Perry: entertainer, and good at keeping her image on the internet. Kardashians: talentless low rent media whores.

    Posted by: emjayay | Jun 10, 2014 11:24:06 PM

  8. Obviously, even in this film a lot of transgender people don't feel the need to dress like strippers and whores. Not all though.

    Posted by: emjayay | Jun 10, 2014 11:28:16 PM

  9. @Emjayjay: My point was that if Sharon wants to set some arbitrary bar of what makes a woman she chose some pretty stupid rules. She's obviously got some profound bigotry towards trans folk, though, so she can be safely ignored.

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Jun 10, 2014 11:37:07 PM

  10. I guess it's "Trannyroad" now......

    Posted by: busytimmy | Jun 11, 2014 12:10:49 AM

  11. DrDonna - No, there's nothing "arbitrary" about being a woman. It's your folks who think that gender is arbitrary and can be changed by fiat, even on a day-to-day basis.

    Oh, and sorry about your d*ck. Good luck with the carving!

    Posted by: Sharon | Jun 11, 2014 1:33:09 AM

  12. I just watched an amazing trailer.... and then read a bunch of ugly, trashy, trolly comments that always tarnish this site.

    Posted by: Marc | Jun 11, 2014 4:35:38 AM

  13. Why is this story of any interest to LGB people?

    Most MTF trannies identify as straight. Shouldn't they be demanding that the women's movement start acting on their toilet access issues.

    Tranny issues are not LGB issues.

    Drop the T. It's LGB.

    Posted by: MaryM | Jun 11, 2014 5:11:26 AM

  14. Trannies never seem to be able to explain why they are unable to move outside the gender binary.

    If they identify as women in their heads then fine. Why do they need surgery to prove this.

    They are merely reinforcing the gender binary - women must dress like whores to be regarded as real.

    Posted by: MaryM | Jun 11, 2014 5:13:09 AM

  15. Can't we all just get along? Male, female, whatever. We're all human beings on this earth.

    Posted by: Cake | Jun 11, 2014 7:27:39 AM

  16. "Can't we all just get along?"

    I could support the trannies in THEIR fight (which is not the LGB fight) if the activist element community was not so hysterical, insane, misogynistic and homophobic.

    It's time for the trannies to start organising their own equality movement, and fundraising activities and court cases, instead of riding on the coattails of a movement - the LGG movement - which has nothing to do with theirs.

    It's time to split the T from LGB (LGBT was imposed upon the LGB community without any discussion after all)

    Posted by: MaryM | Jun 11, 2014 8:07:56 AM

  17. My favorite films at gay fests have always been the ones featuring trans characters or subjects. Looking forward to this one as well.

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 11, 2014 1:44:19 PM

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