The Mathis are a remarkable family whose courage and determination rarely faltered when they supported their youngest child Coy who started transitioning from male to female in kindergarten after it was clear that Coy felt he was a girl. Growing Up Coy documents the family’s fight for her right to use the girls’ bathroom in a landmark civil rights case that prompted a nationwide debate.
On the eve of the movie being released for global streaming to over 190 countries on Netflix (it is already available on Itunes) director Eric Juhola talked to queerguru at PTV via Facetime about just how important Coy Mathis’s touching story really is.
Brit trans activist and filmmaker Jake Graf talked to queergurufor P.T.V. on the day of the launch of his latest movie Headspace. He released it to mark LGBT History month, and it is a powerful and somewhat disturbing insight into the daily trials and tribulations that trans people have to deal with that most other people do not give a second thought.
Since its release, and this interview, the film has clocked up over 1 million views in the space of a little over 24 hours . It so deserves to be seen by as many people as possible, but before you check it out, see what Jake has to say about it all in our exclusive interview.