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We’re in the midst of filming the Bodysex documentary.
Cast and crew are gathering, many of us meeting each other in person for the first time, and old friends reunited.
The welcome and the energy and the excitement are providing me with a rush of adrenaline and emotion. I am endeared, and we haven’t even yet sat down together, naked, in a circle, the director and crew capturing the ritual to edit with our interviews, and share with the rest of you.
The time has come to bid farewell to Dee Greene. I’ve been pondering Dee’s departure for some time. Ultimately it was a mixture of NPR, married men posing as lesbians, and a long-overdue chat with my dad that prompted me to put the pseudonym to rest.
In the US this June, PBS stations will begin airing Two Spirits. This film memorializes Fred Martinez, a 16-year-old killed in June 2001. It also goes behind Fred’s personal story, exploring non-binary gender systems within Native American traditions.
This Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures is included in online material for Two Spirits, and reiterates the great variation in gender expression worldwide. That information, in conjunction with Dr. Lulu’s post last month on Hermaphrodites and Cross-Dressing Saints, is enlightening for global and historic perspectives.
In April, Carlin wrote about Pakistan giving legal recognition of a third gender, juxtaposed with an attack on Chrissy Lee Polis in a Baltimore McDonalds. Recently I’ve also shared my personal perspective, as one whose partner considers herself Both and Between in the Two-Party Gender System.
Where I live, Two Spirits will air as part of the Independent Lens series the night of June 14. You can check your local listings here. DVD information can be found under “See the Film” on the official website. In the mean time, here are three clips: