A powerful new documentary about trans bodybuilders has everyone talking.
“Man Made” is the emotional directorial debut of filmmaker T Coper and has already picked up a slew of awards along the festival circuit, including the Best Documentary Audience Awards at Outfest Los Angeles, NewFest NYC, and Translations Film Fest Seattle, and the Best Documentary Jury Awards at the Atlanta Film Festival, QFilms Long Beach Film Festival, and North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, just to name a few.
“Man Made” takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men (who like the film’s director were born and raised female), take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition in the world (held in Atlanta). “Man Made” is a character-driven, intimate, and riveting verité-style competition film, but also a unique social justice narrative. It speaks to the ways in which we all choose to define and reshape ourselves, both figuratively and literally.
The film is still looking for a distributor, but it will definitely be a must-see when it comes to theaters or online streaming.
Watch the trailer.
Good for them… but work on the article title. It reads so juvenile.
Extremely common for this click baity site. Wait till you start recognizing the patterns 😉
No matter what cosmetic changes they make, they are still female.
A recent peer-reviewed study by 2 pro-trans academics showed that only 8% of gay men would even consider dating a so-called “transman.” The survey was worded so as to make it easier for respondents to give the “correct” response. That is, they were asked not whether they would actually date or have sexual intercourse with a transgender, but whether they would merely consider dating one. Even with that slanted wording, only 8% of gay men and 1.5% of straight women said they would consider dating a “transman.”
Male or Female, man or woman, those are not interchangeable to me. A male can be a woman, and a female can be a man, and the trans properties of it all are how much one way or the other the person feels themselves to be and how far they will go to rectify what they perceive as an error in their bodies.
Is a transman a female, possibly, but is he a man, absolutely.
I admit, that I would not seek out a trans partner. I like penis. However, if I were to fall in love with a transman I would not likely let his trans status stop me. However, it would have to be a somewhat open relationship. I would want us to get the dick somewhere, together preferably.
That’s OK. They wouldn’t date you.
@isxios – You can insist “he’s a man absolutely” all day long if you wish, but it means nothing if you don’t define what you mean by “man.” If you don’t think that “man” means “male,” then you have to say what it does mean. More specifically, you need to identify the criteria for being a “man,” the thing or things one must have in order to be a man, and which, if one lacks, one is not a man. If you don’t do that, then “man” is just a word that anyone can use and shouting “he is a man absolutely” is meaningless.
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