XXXY - A short documentary about intersex (online)
In 2000, the short documentary “XXXY” by San Francisco film makers Porter Gale & Laleh Soomekh made the rounds of film festivals in the U.S. and internationally, to great acclaim. Clitorectomy and other forms of sexually mutilating genital surgery are a reality here and now for children born with a clitoris that doctors or parents think is “too big.” In this short documentary, Kristi Bruce and Howard Devore, both born intersex, talk eloquently and straightforwardly about their experience of a medical model based upon shame, secrecy, and forced “normalization.” Physician Jorge Daaboul (Director of Pediatric Endocrinology at Oakland Children’s Hospital in California) joins their call for an end to secrecy and mutilating genital surgery on intersex children.
This film is not available from ISNA. You can find distribution information from Berkeley Media.