Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance
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Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance

USA, 2009, 72 Minute Running Time
West Coast Premiere
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Female-to-Male, Gender, Gender Queer, Local Filmmakers / Subjects, Male-to-Female, Music / Music Video, Transgender
Program: Documentary
Language: English

DIRECTOR: Madsen Minax

Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance is a “transfabulous rockumentary” directed by Madsen Minax of Actor Slash Model, a Chicago-based acoustic duo. Featuring bands and artists like Trannysaurus Rex, Lipstick Conspiracy, Novice Theory, Coyote Grace, The DeGenerettes, and Systyr Act, the film showcases candid and poignant true-life stories of these talented musicians.

While much of mainstream culture has focused on the often painful “coming out” story or catalogued the many tragedies transpeople have endured, this film never really goes there, instead focusing on what matters most — the music. Should you sell CDs with your pre-transition voice? Are trans musicians inherently political? Should you “come out” on stage? What’s it like to be a high femme rocker with a deep voice?

Riot Acts is for gender-queers who never gave up their rock star dreams, for those who understand how profoundly music colors our lives and for anyone interested in seeing another side of the trans experience — one that is real and a whole lot of fun.

This lyrical program also features three music videos by transgender performers: “Crash” (Katasrophe), “EZ Heeb” (Athens Boys Choir) and “Little Girl” (Joshua Klipp). — NATALIE JOSEF


After Party featuring musicians from Riot Acts at supperclub. Admission with Ticket Stub!

Text Voting Codes:
Ez Heeb: S511
Crash: S520
Little Girl: S524
Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance: D313





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