Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews CASA SUSANNA a compelling documentary about a secret haven for trans men & women in the 1960s

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    Casa Susanna is a compelling documentary about a group of cross-dressing men/trans women in early 1960s America. Acclaimed French screenwriter/director Sebastien Lifshitz opens up a world few of us would know about had it not been for a set of photographs found at a New York flea market in 2004. The early 1960s … Continue reading

Queerguru reviews “Casa Susanna” the 1950s/60s/Catskills resort discreet refuge for cross-dressing men and transgender women.

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  The award-winning queer filmmaker Sebastien Lifshitz, whose day job is as a Professor at La Fémis the film and television school of PSL Research University new film CASA SUZANNA is his third documentary with transgenderism as the subject matter.  Bambi, his spell-binding story Marie-Pierre Pruvot, an Algerian, born trans woman who had a long and … Continue reading

Little Girl : a 7 year old trans girl living her truth : reviewed by Queerguru’s Ris Fatah

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  Little Girl is the touching French documentary portrait of seven-year-old Sasha, who questions her gender, and in doing so, evokes the sometimes disturbing reactions of a society that is still largely invested in a traditional boy-girl way of thinking. Acclaimed documentary maker Sebastian Lifshitz was motivated to create this sympathetic, intimate documentary whilst making … Continue reading

Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross Dressers

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The French filmmaker Sébastien Lifshitz has had a lifetime fascination with men and women who refuse to conform to the strictures of gender roles. In fact, his Teddy Award-winning Documentary Film in 2013  Bambi, a  profile of French entertainer Marie-Pierre Pruvot is one of the best transgender films ever made. Lifshitz also made a film and a book called Les … Continue reading

Vintage Invisibles

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  A few years ago  Sébastien Lifshitz the Teddy Award winning French screenwriter and Director discovered an old photo that had belonged to two elderly women, whom it didn’t take long to realize were in a lifelong and loving relationship.  It inspired Lifschitz into not only compiling this book of vintage portraits of gay love and pride, … Continue reading

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