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Real Boy filmmaker Shaleece Haas
Interviews

June 16, 2017

Real Boy Director Shaleece Haas on Filming a Family in Flux

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Documentary filmmaker Shaleece Haas has made several acclaimed shorts, worked as an editorial photographer and radio producer, and was a founding staff member of the national oral history project StoryCorps.…...

Joe and Bennett in front of Eronel music venue
Where Are They Now?

June 15, 2017

Real Boy Updates from Bennett, His Mom Suzy, Joe Stevens and Dylan

Renee Gasch in Where Are They Now?

After you see the film Real Boy [premiering on PBS June 19 at 10pm; check local listings], you may be interested to hear from the main players involved. We recently…...

Joe Stevens and his band Coyote Grace, on stage (courtesy the film Real Boy)
Beyond the Films

June 09, 2017

12 Trans Musicians Carving Their Own Identities

Craig Phillips in Beyond the Films

Real Boy is the portrait of Bennett, who is undergoing gender reassignment surgery, and his mom's struggle to process the change, but it's also the portrait of a young musician…...