Director Rashaad Ernesto Green wrote this screenplay then combed the streets looking for the right person to play the part of Michael when he found Harmony Santana. She was “discovered!” It’s a movie about a transexual, played by an actual transexual. The film depicts the viewpoint of the struggles from within the family unit, Latino no less, as Michael reveals his true identity, heightening the tension of the differences in beliefs and straining the concept of acceptance.
Please watch the trailer and the interviews with Mr. Green and the cast.
I have requested a screening of this movie for the Cinemark Palace at the Plaza and may be able to catch a screening in NYC this weekend!