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Transexual Menace

A documentary countering the TV image of transexuals (or "trannies") as they call themselves as hopeless self-deluded freaks. The director intercuts medical footage with little-known facts, e.g., "almost 50% of trannies are female to male, though they are much less visible." Most telling are interviews with the trannies themselves, along with the healthcare professionals who help them through the process that's grueling for some and surprisingly simple and immediately rewarding for others. A film by Rosa von Praunheim. Originally produced for television, 1996. 62 min.