Mr. Angel

Expected to attend: director Dan Hunt .

With his rugged image–bald head, red goatee, chiseled physique, and a tattoo of the word “Pervert” across his back—Buck Angel certainly had the look of a Titan Man as he graced the screen in the GayVN award–winning Cirque Noir in 2005, but there was one thing separating him from the other male co-stars: his original plumbing. Buck became a pioneer in the porn industry as one of the first, and certainly now the most recognizable, female-to-male transsexual stars, cornering a niche that had barely been explored in the adult film world. Director Dan Hunt (whose film Cruel and Unusual won the Michael J. Berg Documentary Award at Frameline30) crafts an intimate portrait of the porn actor-turned-trans-activist, focusing on his struggles with acceptance on a personal, professional, and familial level, as well as his battle with substance abuse. Following Buck as he and his life partner Elayne restart their life together in Mexico, Mr. Angel looks beneath his macho exterior and finds a touching portrait of an outsider who is both vulnerable and empowered. Featuring appearances from Dan Savage, porn icons Sasha Grey and Michael Lucas, transsexual porn actress Wendy Williams, sex educator Tristan Taormino, and Fleshbot editor Lux Alptraum, Mr. Angel had its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.

— JOSEPH BOWMAN

This film contains sexually explicit material.

PRECEDED BY:

I’M YOURS

A doc style short showing two people who transitioned to the other sex answering the same questions. Director Chase Joynt uses clever cuts to create rhythmic montages through their juxtaposition.

Co-presented by:
Bois-Boys

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