Manning Up

James Lórien MacDonald – Jamie to his friends – has come a long way since he thought he was the world's worst lesbian. At 37 years old, he begins testosterone treatments as he transitions from female to male, and at the same time shakes up his fledgling stand-up comedy career by taking every audience with him on this bewildering testosterone-fuelled ride.
What emerges is a half-hour coming-of-age story that is both poignant and hilarious. James launches himself onto the stage with the gusto of a teenage boy. Over the years, his comedy develops a biting social commentary, a reaction to facing the pitfalls in his private life that come from being a trans man: from mental health to romance to a rapidly receding hairline.
Jamie opens himself up to the camera and to his audiences, and discovers that humor is a powerful weapon against prejudice. And his journey to become the person he always wanted to be is an inspiration to anyone who has ever dreamed of taking a risk to change their world.


Alkuperäinen nimi Manning Up
Alkuperäiskieli English
Tekstityskieli Finnish
Tuotantovuosi 2019
Kesto 28 min


Ohjaus Aira Vehaskari (myös käsikirjoitus)
Esiintyjät James Lórien MacDonald
Description Aira Vehaskari, Kai Fredriksen
Äänitys Aira Vehaskari, Risto Paalanen
Äänisuunnittelu Janne Jankeri, Jani Ruohomaa
Leikkaus Antti Tuomikoski
Translation Tiina Kinnunen
Grafiikka Tuomas Korolainen
Tuottaja Jouko Aaltonen, Illume Oy
Tuotantopäällikkö Oona Saari, Illume Oy

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