"The Opposite Sex"
"The Opposite Sex" is 2 feature length documentary films each delving deeply into the life of one individual suffering the long term effects of gender dysphoria - transgenderism. Science has yet to identify the cause of this condition, that creates the unshakable lifetime conviction that one is of the wrong sex - a man caught in a woman's body or the reverse. Transgendered people usually report an awareness of their gender-disconnect well before puberty and it becomes more acute and difficult to endure into adulthood.
In choosing subjects for "The Opposite Sex" we narrowed the lens by focusing on individuals who were in the advanced stages of transitioning and were within months of their sex change surgery. We filmed both stories for the months prior to surgery and followed our characters into the operating room to film their sex change surgery.
Our characters, Jamie and Rene, are unique individuals and their stories are their own, yet both of these rich lives share experiences, feelings and needs reported by most transgendered people across the social and economic spectrum.
Both films will premier on Showtime in Summer 2004.
Read Jamie's Story
Jamie - images from the production
Read Rene's Story
Rene - images from the production
The Opposite Sex
Director: Josh Aronson
Producers: Josh Aronson, Francine Bergman, Linda York
Executive Producers: Stuart Krasnow, Bruce Hensel
Line Producer: Maureen Holmes
Coordinating Producer: Jack Farrell
Cinematography: Brett Wiley
Editors: Kate Hirson, Janet Swanson
Showtime Executive: Beth Greenwald
For more information contact:
Josh Aronson - Aronson Film Associates
phone: 212-253-6941 - fax: 212-253-8863