Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 275: Tue Oct 3

Let Me Die a Woman (Wishman, 1978): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.15pm

Prince Charles Cinema introuduction:
Independent curators TGirlsOnFilm and Funeral Parade continue their series of TRANS-X-PLOITATION screenings with Let Me Die A Woman, a quasi-documentary on transsexuality directed renowned sexploitation auteur Doris Wishman (one of the most prolific women filmmakers in the history of American cinema) and shot by trans pioneer Andrea Susan Malick. Sitting at the intersection of exploitation, educational and experimental cinema, the film stands an essential document of transgender life in the 1970s. Although it’s never tasteful or restrained, it is remarkably empathetic for a grindhouse film of the period, with Wishamn affording her trans subjects the then incredibly rare opportunity to discuss their lives and experiences on film.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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