Monday, June 18, 2007
Red, White and True
In the indie flick “Transamerica” the filmmakers painstakingly dismantle every stereotype about transsexuals, hustlers, and “normal” heterosexuals to build a world of truth cannily within the confines of a comedic road movie – a film I wish I’d written. Kevin Zegers’ gay-for-pay hustler is the pitch perfect profile of a Gaiety boy – young, handsome, charming, a recreational drug user with business savvy – and lost. Felicity Huffman’s transitioning Bree with her long flowing skirts and acute self-awareness is the most conservative character in the film (as anyone desperately wanting to “pass” indeed would be).