For many viewers, Netflix’s new documentary Disclosure will newly highlight problematic threads that have been woven throughout popular TV shows and movies for decades.
For the transgender community, however, Disclosure is shining a much-needed spotlight on transgender representation on screen throughout history. Along with an eye on the personal effect it had on a community, and how Hollywood is very slowly starting to make much-needed changes.
In order to guide viewers through the history of transgender performers and characters on screen, from the era of 1914’s silent films through to modern-day TV masterpieces such as Pose, Disclosure pairs archival footage alongside in-depth interviews with transgender writers, performers and filmmakers.
A number of leading transgender thinkers, creatives, and historians including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, MJ Rodriguez,…