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Becoming Jamie: Shock & Joy

A Roger Sherman Film

At age 63 Jamie Peebles realized he is a woman

Jamie, Real Estate agent

Confirmation surgery, November 29, 2016

The day before confirmation surgery

The feature documentary is Jamie’s personal, poignant, revelatory, hilarious, and joyful story told through video diary recordings and my filming.

Jamie is a brilliant engineer – she built the studios of Oxygen Media and Current TV – a photographer, former college professor, and home builder. Her story will be told through her video diaries and Roger Sherman’s shooting.

Shock: It never occurred to Jamie that she was trans until it hit her like a lightning bolt.  In hindsight, she tells viewers that there were signs, like being terribly upset when his tween body began to transform at puberty. Not knowing why, she tearfully tells us, he stole Novocain from his pediatrician father and repeatedly injected his testicles. Until one had to be removed in emergency surgery.

Joy: On November 28th we filmed her confirmation surgery in San Francisco. Less than two months later she experienced her first orgasm as a woman.


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