they don’t like it either

celia and i saw a screening of transamerica last night, and it is easy to see why felicity huffman got the golden globe and is a front-runner for the oscar. one great thing is that it is consistently a road picture — you keep expecting an issue movie to break out, but it never really happens. it’s about the journey, and fairly universal issues of acceptance and love. it just happens that the protagonist is a pre-op transsexual.

after the screening, there was a q&a with huffman and duncan tucker, the writer/director. one thing that tucker pointed out is that the film parallels the lord of the rings, which is also referenced when a character explains why the trilogy is “so gay.” huffman was very funny, and of course someone asking a question brought up sports night, which i bet she hears a lot.

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