'Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Hollywood documentary

The entertainment industry's very own trans-community share their thoughts on the representation of the minority group


                            'Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Hollywood documentary
Laverne Cox (Netflix)

After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival back in January 2020, the trans-documentary pegged on Hollywood's representation of the minority community is finally coming to Netflix this pride month. Directed by Sam Fedler and executive produced by a slew of big names in the industry, the docufilm called 'Disclosure' rose to wide critical acclaim during its original premiere and is expected to soar to greater heights once it lands on the streaming platform. Here's all you need to know about it.

Release date

Having initially premiered on January 27, 2020, 'Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen' is premiering globally this Friday, June 19, only on Netflix.

Plot

The official synopsis for 'Disclosure' states: "An in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of their stories on transgender lives and American culture." The documentary's official website also elaborates: "Trans filmmakers, including Laverne Cox and Sam Feder, examine the last 100 years of trans representation in TV and film, showing how Hollywood has not only affected how the world sees trans people but also how trans people see themselves. Historically, the ways in which trans people have been represented have suggested that we’re not real. And yet, here we are. Here we’ve always been." 

Laverne Cox attends the 71st Emmy Awards (Getty Images)

Cast

'Disclosure' sees a slew of big names from Hollywood and the entertainment industry's very own trans-community share their thoughts on the current representation of the minority group. Nick Adams, Tre'vell Anderson, Ser Anzoategui, Alexandra Billings, Chaz Bono, Sandra Caldwell, Candis Cayne, Jamie Clayton, Michael D Cohen, Laverne Cox, Jessica Crockett, D'Lo, Ellie Desautels, Zackary Drucker, Elliot Fletcher, Yance Ford, Alexandra Grey, Jazzmun, Bianca Leigh, Trace Lysette, Mickey R Mahoney, Tiq Milan Jen Richards, Mj Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Hailie Sahar, Leo Sheng, Brian Michael Smith, Zeke Smith, Chase Strangio, Susan Stryker, Rain Valdez, Marquise Vilson and Lilly Wachowski all star.

Creator 

Trans-filmmaker Sam Feder directed the documentary and co-executive produced it with Laverne Cox, Charlotte Cook, Laura Gabbert, Caroline Libresco, Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, S Mona Sinha, Lynda Weinman and Abigail Disney.

Trailer 

"The paradox of our representation is, the more we are seen, the more we are violated," we are reminded this in the two-minute or so trailer clip of 'Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen'. Chilling, haunting reminders of how far we have come as a society into accepting people living their brave truth and how much farther we still have to strive to achieve equality for them is prominent throughout the sneak peek. Addressing the culture shock trans representation has caused, and also how for the longest time transgender people being deemed as a mentally ill commodity might have contributed to the stigma surrounding the minority, Disclosure's trailer is crisp, to the point and deeply moving. Check it out for yourself right here.



 

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