Real Boy – “A Boy with the Wrong Body Parts” – Clip

  • Clip (0:02:51) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 6/19/2017

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.

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