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TransGeneration (Documentary TV Series)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Episodes: B



The most oppressed segment of the population is easily of persons who are indecisive of who they are sexually, where they are going with their sexual identity and where they are going with their future in a world so plastered over by lies about sex (now more than ever) that integrating into society in any way becomes extremely frustrating.  TransGeneration (2005) is a groundbreaking new series about several persons in this situation, showing these rarely seen members of our society just trying to get along like anyone else.


There are eight episodes here and they are more compelling than expected.  I am no fan of any surgery whatsoever, plastic or otherwise, so the idea of using surgery on top of hormones to achieve the opposite gender is something to take very seriously.  Some of the persons here are doing just that.  Changing anything so permanently as one’s body is something that needs to be taken with the utmost seriousness and the persons here intending to do so seem to be doing just that.


By just showing the lives lived, you wonder why we are so brainwashed to be so judgmental to begin with, but that is the way institutionalized homophobia works like its equivalent in racism, sexism or other oppressive ideologies.  Many will automatically shy away from such a show, but it is easily one of the best of its kind on TV and at a time of so much hate and lies, a light at the end of the tunnel for more than just the featured persons.  TransGeneration has heart and soul, something TV is desperately lacking.


The 1.33 X 1 image is good for a documentary show, but the transfer here is very watchable and the Dolby Digital 2.0 is simple stereo at best.  Even the music offers limited surrounds of any kind.  Extras are few, but you get over 19 minutes of extended and deleted scenes, plus trailers for four other interesting Docurama releases on DVD.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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