“Extraordinary Breakout Performance”

You saw the trailer here yesterday, but the rest of the news about my wife’s film is this: it will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday, June 18th. If you can come, please do.… Continue Reading

And Then There Was Eve Trailer

Medium

I decided to try out having a presence on Medium.

Dismayed: Tomboys in the NYT

So many people, including me, read that NYT piece about the mom who was proud of her GNC child who she described as a tomboy – a girl who is masculine but female-identified. Yay, gender non conformity! Yay tomboys! There… Continue Reading

Medical Treatment & Trans Youth

I have to admit that I tend to peep with one eye over any article by the NYT, or any other mainstream media, when they cover trans issues of any kind. I expect the usual disasters: trans women being referred… Continue Reading

Crossdressers on NPR

It’s so rare to see a good story about crossdresser culture these days, but Veronica Vera, as ever, leads the way in this story from NPR. I love that there’s a wife interviewed as well: In fact, Pat came to… Continue Reading

When We Rise #whenwerise

You really should be watching this series. It’s not perfect, but it’s really, really good, and gets at some of the ways life was. You can watch the first two episodes online, and catch the third and fourth tonight and… Continue Reading

River+Bay

I just got back to Appleton after driving from here to LA with my wife. I left her there to act. To leap. To take another jump at the acting career she left behind when she transitioned. As she puts… Continue Reading

Unerased: New Resource on Trans Murders

Mic has introduced a new resource for tracking the murders of trans people. It includes murders in the US since 2010, only, but it does a little more digging into the statistics and how transness is “negotiated” not just by… Continue Reading

Teaser Clip: And Then There Was Eve

The first teaser from Rachel’s movie And Then There Was Eve: Teaser!!! #indiefilm #lgbt #transisbeautiful #evethemovie #jazz #blues #relationshipdrama #filmfestival #psychologicaldrama #sandiegofilm #tanianolan #rachelcrowl #complexrelationship #independentfilm #loveislove #whatislove #busking A video posted by And Then There Was Eve (@evethemovie) on… Continue Reading

Trans Actors, Trans Stories, Trans Lives

More than a decade ago, the most talented actor I’ve ever known gave up acting. She needed to transition, and her acting career was the hardest thing she had to give up, but she didn’t want to be a pony… Continue Reading

Your Wife is Trans? And Other Boring News…

So I kinda love this brief piece on Medium which is kind of a big yawn’s take on someone’s spouse turning out to be a woman, and yet I kinda don’t like it too. Let me explain: there have always… Continue Reading

Jen Richards Lays It Out

Jen Richards carefully laid out the argument for why cis men should not play trans women on Twitter recently, in response to the news that Matt Bomer took the role of a trans woman recently in a film called Anything,… Continue Reading

And Then There Was Eve

As it turns out, my lovely wife auditioned for a role in a movie called And Then There Was Eve… and got it. So after a decade away from acting, she is back to doing the thing she does best.… Continue Reading

Female Masculinity

Masculine Women! Feminine Men!

I’m teaching a fun tutorial on pre Stonewall LGBTQ identities, and this old favorite showed up in an article about the queer identities in the ‘pansy craze’ of the 1920s. (There’s a great little track called “B.D. Woman’s Blues” by… Continue Reading

Daily Show: Trans Special Edition

They didn’t call it that, but Friday’s episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah pretty much was a trans special edition: from coverage of the trans bathroom bills, to an interview with Meagan Taylor about getting arrested in Iowa,… Continue Reading

“I Am Real” – Brynn Tannehill Being Awesome

Transition: A Generation of Change

A couple of amazing students put this short clip together for a class that promotes media making in the service of community. I was honored to be a part of it, but the real props go to Rowan and her… Continue Reading

Here from New York?

I was interviewed for an article titled “My Husband Is Now My Wife” for New York magazine recently, and while the online version isn’t up yet, the issue is out. So if you’ve shown up here as a result of… Continue Reading