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IFI & SMALL TRANS FILM CLUB: THE PINK STRIPE: TRANS SEX ON SCREEN

Director: VARIOUS

80 mins


In 1978, artist Gilbert Baker created the first iteration of the rainbow pride flag, with two stripes later dropped due to printing costs. One was turquoise, representing art and magic. The other was pink, representing sex. The short films in this programme rescue these lost stripes from the cutting room floor. While trans sexuality is often excluded as either fetish or taboo, these trans filmmakers come together to celebrate the trans body and its capacity for pleasure. Bringing together filth and fantasy, cuddles and carnal knowledge, these films demand more than a frictionless existence. They are made with painful intimacy and uninhibited passion. Beyond survival, they find trans love, desire, art, magic, and sex.

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  • Mes Chéris (dir. Ethan Folk, Ty Wardwell, & Jamal Phoenix, Germany, 2020, 11m)
  • The Misadventures of Pussy Boy: First Love (dir. Alec Butler & Terri Roberton, Canada, 2000, 5m)
  • Bodies of Desire (dir. Varsha Panikar & Saad Nawab, India, 2021, 4m)
  • Body-building (dir. Ashley Hans Scheirl & Ursula Pürrer, Austria, 1984, 3m)
  • Pre-Drink (dir. Marc-Antoine Lemire, Canada, 2018, 23m)
  • The Misadventures of Pussy Boy: Sick (dir. Alec Butler & Terri Roberton, Canada, 2001, 5m)
  • She Whose Blood is Clotting in My Underwear (dir. Vika Kirchenbauer, Germany, 2016, 4m)
  • FlyHole (dir. Malic Amalya, US, 2017, 6m)
  • Man & Wife (dir. Rahul Roye, India, 2022, 9m)
  • Are You Still Watching? (dir. Tali Polichtuk, Kitty Chrystal & Alex Cardy, Australia, 2021, 5m)
  • Audrey’s Beard (dir. Alec Butler, Canada, 2001, 2m)

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