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

Becoming Jamie: Shock & Joy

A Roger Sherman Film


Jamie Peebles always thought she was a man.
At age 63 she realized she is 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.


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


Please donate to help complete the film now being edited.


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.



Married for thirty years, “I made my wife take on the male role
which contributed to our breakup.”

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