9 Great Movies by Transgender Writers and Directors

Trans lives matter, and trans creatives are just as important on screen as they are behind the camera.

Though transgender writers and directors are still an underrepresented demographic in the industry, here are 9 that I would say are must-sees.

The sci-fi movies have a fascinating trans and queer subtext that stays with you long after you’ve finished watching them.

The Matrix Series (1999, 2003, 2003, 2021)

Smart, stylish, and sultry, it’s one of the most explicitly queer titles from the trans sisters (aside from the fantastically queer Sense8).

Bound (1996)

Writer-director Isabel Sandoval also stars in her film Lingua Franca (2019), an intimate drama that follows an undocumented Filipina trans woman in the Trump Era.

Lingua Franca (2019)

The story of Paul (Jaeden Martell), the titular wolf-boy who runs away from home in search of his mother and of answers.

The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019)

Drunktown’s Finest (2014), tells the story of three young people from Freeland’s hometown of Gallup, New Mexico, once called “Drunktown.

Drunktown’s Finest (2014)

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