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Re/defining Masculinities Week
James Lórien MacDonald Manning Up

James Lórien MacDonald Manning Up

film screening
TH 28.11.2019 19:00

A comedy documentary about James' transformation from female to male and stand-up to star.

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 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.

Part of the RE/defining Masculinities Week