Real Boy


Insane Member
Sep 21, 2016

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film Real Boy, trans teen Bennett, formerly Rachael, argues with his mother Suzy about what it means to be transgender. "I'm literally a boy born with the wrong body parts," he explains. But Suzy just cannot let go of the daughter she knew or fully embrace the idea of having a son. We see home movie footage of Bennett as a little girl excitedly receiving a suit jacket as a gift. And Suzy expresses surprise at how fast the physical transformation can happen.