In MAN MADE, director T Cooper, himself born and raised
female, takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing
unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men
take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only
all-transgender bodybuilding competition in the world. MAN MADE is a
character-driven, intimate, and riveting verité-style competition film, as well
as a unique narrative on social justice. It speaks to the ways in which we all
choose to define and reshape ourselves, both figuratively and literally.
The strength on display in MAN MADE transcends the physical: Rese is a young
father struggling with periods of homelessness; Dominic seeks out his family of
origin, confronting an alternate history for himself; Kennie admits to himself
and his loved ones who he is for the first time in his life; and Mason, a
loving husband who struggles with mental illness, works daily to be the man
he's always wanted to be - on both the inside and out. For the men of MAN MADE,
it's not about winning - it's about being seen.
Director T Cooper and subject Mason Caminiti in attendance.
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