Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Blog, Film | 0 comments

Becoming Jamie: Shock & Joy

A Roger Sherman Film

 

Jamie posing in hats
What happens when a 63-year old father of two,
a brilliant television engineer, realizes he is a woman?
Her self image shatters, her family erupts.
Jamie Peebles has no choice but to dive into her transition,
no matter what the cost. We witness her turbulent journey in real time.

 

“I am no longer transgender. I am a woman.”

 

The feature documentary is Jamie’s personal, revelatory,
poignant, hilarious, 
and sometimes joyful story
told through video diaries and intimate, cinema verité filming.

 


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Award winning filmmaker Roger Sherman and Jamie have been friends for 40 years; they were classmates at Hampshire College. Roger follows Jamie’s emotional transition for a year, as she finally becomes the female hiding within. It never occurred to her that she was a woman until it hit her “like a lightning bolt.” In hindsight, she tells viewers that there were many signs: She ordered girls underwear from the Sears catalog. She tried to stop male puberty. In college she experimented with bisexuality, dressing female with her lovers, but it felt wrong. Transgender issues may have reached America’s consciousness, but they are often misunderstood. Becoming Jamie shines a light on this critical subject. It is a human rights film.

Elaine, Jamie’s ex-wife tells us, “The man I was married to for thirty years is a now a woman.”
Tina, one of Jamie’s daughter’s mourns: “I lost my father.”
Angie, her other daughter, calls her father out for informing her by text.
Jamie’s brother Doug, once so close they were mistaken for twins, hasn’t spoken to her for two years.

Becoming Jamie is a story about humanity. It is a human rights film.

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