A short film is being praised on social media for its depiction of a soldier’s relationship with his young trans daughter.
Titled The Real Thing, the seven-minute film was directed by filmmaker Brandon Kelley and stars young trans actress and Youtube star, Sophie Giannamore.
After a successful run on the international festival circuit, including screenings at last year’s Outfest in Los Angeles, the film was released online last week to coincide with both Trans Awareness Week and Veterans Day.
7 minutes on social media seems like a lot. Especially when you’re easily distracted. But if you have 7 free minutes to spare, this short film about a little trans girl and her family, and the power of love and acceptance, will move… https://t.co/dxfJwdvDwX
— Jim Equality Linger (@Jimmyl2009) November 18, 2018
Please Re-Tweet; On yet another day of negative stories on trans children please watch an uplifting one, it had me in tears. https://t.co/sSXKPAk32l
— Diana James (@dianalouisej) November 18, 2018