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XXY ............ TG Movie.

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    Hi Zoe and Penny,

    Thanks for reviving this thread - I was totally unaware of XXY. It's now in my Netflix queue.

    Best,
    Melody
    <p><span style="color: #800080;">Girls will be boys and boys will be girls It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola</span> - Ray Davies, The Kinks</p> <p><span style="color: #3366ff;">(S)he's a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction</span> - Kris Kristofferson</p>
      July 28, 2010 7:37 PM BST
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  • hi, i saw it on freeview the other day, i didnt notice which channel, might of been itv2. i thought it was a really good film and i recomend it to everyone. There are many films that tell a story and show how different people live their lives and this is one of them.
    love
    penny
    Just an ordinary girl finding her way in this strange life. - What will it take to get everyone to realise that everyone else is also a human being that deserves just as much respect? - How does someone tell their doctor they have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia? - When I was a student I specialised in Alcopology. It always starts with Alco and always ends with pology. - Waiter! There's a hare in my rabbit pie!
      July 22, 2010 12:20 AM BST
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    I liked it. It was sweet and simple. The story was fairly straightforward and handled with a great deal of deftness I thought.

    Z
    I am the itch, after it was scratched.
      July 21, 2010 8:04 AM BST
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  • I saw the german version last week and it seems to me that the topic is very well handled.Laid back,perhaps,but all the better for it since not only the hero/ine's problems come to light but also those of the parents.Don't expect erudite,scientific/medical dialogue or documentary style background info pertaining to inter-
    sex/hermaphrodism/transsexuality etc etc.
    My verdict? **** (4 stars).If and when it comes your way,go and see it.:)
    I dread to think what a Hollywood remake would do with the topic!

    ciao,Lynn H:
    "It ain't what you do,it's the way that you do it............and that's what gets results!"
      August 25, 2008 4:26 PM BST
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  • It hasn't made the local flea-pit yet. However,a bit of nit-picking is the order of the day. Despite the good reviews and,by all accounts, acceptable handling of the theme, the title is actually misleading.
    XXY is actually Klinefelter's Syndrome which is nothing to do with
    being Intersex/Hermaphrodite. It seems that the film maker was aware of this but that it was the film company which decided the title.Klinefelter's Syndrom is found only in men.Intersexes can be either XX or XY ( AIS ).
    Don't let this stop you watching the film.

    lol & ciao
    Lynn H.
    "It ain't what you do,it's the way that you do it............and that's what gets results!"
      July 29, 2008 7:33 PM BST
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  • So far, it hasn't shown in Dublin yet, either, but, in the near future, thereis a GLBT Film Festival here, and though I've not seen the programme yet, hopefully, this will be included.

    Hugs,
    Angela.
    What matter if I stand alone? I wait with joy the coming years; My heart shall reap where it has sown, And garner up it's fruit of tears.
      June 11, 2008 9:15 AM BST
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    Hi Lynn,

    You're probably quite right - its not showing in any cinema's anywhere near me.

    Hopefully get to see it on its dvd release...

    Much love

    rae xx
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      June 11, 2008 1:28 AM BST
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  • The film hits the german cinemas at the end of June. However,I suspect it'll be confined to those cinemas which aren't committed to Hollywood products,and that means that,since most of these cinemas take a summer break,it may well disappear without a trace except for GLBT film festivals.:(

    ciao
    Lynn H.
    "It ain't what you do,it's the way that you do it............and that's what gets results!"
      June 9, 2008 6:28 PM BST
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    Hi Angela,

    Thanks for bringing this up.

    XXY has a healthy 7.4/10 average rating on IMDB.com and Rotten Tomatoes also give it a 70% rating. Both film sites have a host of very positive comments from people who have seen the film.

    I'll certainly be looking out for it.

    Thanks again.

    Much love

    Rae xx
    www.raekelcou.com
      May 10, 2008 12:26 AM BST
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  • Hi Girls,

    I read in the paper this morning, a review of a new ( to the UK cinema, at least ) film, entitled XXY.

    It's directed by Lucia Puenzo, a first feature film by this Argentinian director.

    The review gives a brief synopsis of the story-line .......................
    Basically, the lead character, Alex, (played by Ines Efron) is a solitary, tomboy-ish 15 year old, living with her parents, in an isolated town. It emerges that Alex is a hermaphrodite.
    Raised as a girl, she has taken hormones and other drugs to suppress any male characteristics.
    Now she must decide whether to undergo an operation, that is, in effect, a castration.

    The review goes on to say that her life is depicted with great sensitivity, in a thoughtful tale of indentity, individuality and the quest for love.

    They rate it with 4 Stars (Very Good), so I just thought that I should bring this film to your attention.
    It might well be worth seeing!

    As I said, it,s a new release in the UK and Ireland. Possibly, as is normal, it's already been released in the US.
    If so, and if any of our American sisters have seen it, what did you think of it ?

    Anyone who sees it, maybe they could put a comment or review here for it, and let us know if it's good/bad or indifferent.


    Hugs,
    Angela. xx.
    What matter if I stand alone? I wait with joy the coming years; My heart shall reap where it has sown, And garner up it's fruit of tears.
      May 9, 2008 4:26 PM BST
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