Manuel is working his way through all the LGBT-themed HBO productions.
Last week we looked at the surprisingly touching, inclusive and politically relevant Rosie O’Donnell documentary All Aboard! (it seems not a lot of you were as enthused as I was). This week we change gears by looking at perhaps the most boring HBO LGBT entry yet, Middle Sexes - Redefining He and She, a documentary on gender variance that is as entertaining as those educational tapes you’d be forced to watch in high school when your teacher couldn’t be bothered lecturing.
It’s disappointing given its exhaustive approach to the material and the many opportunities it offers in engaging narratives and insightful conversations about those living outside of the gender binary.
Middle Sexes - Redefining He and She (2005) (YouTube)
Directed by: Antony Thomas
If sexual diversity is natural, why is it so threatening?”
Oh that the doc could have taken up this question with the inquisitiveness of most of its talking heads. [More...]