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What Sex Am I?


looks sympathetically 

at transsexuals and transvestites...It suggests that gender is, and probably should be, beyond definition."

-The New York Times

"In an era of relentlessly issue-oriented television...the viewer might assume nothing is left on the national conscience but cannibalism and necrophilia. But the viewer would be wrong ... Searing...Brutally candid...'What Sex Am I?' If you thought you knew the answer, wait..".

- The Chicago Tribune








"What Sex Am I?" follows a group of Transgendered individuals struggling to make their way in every strata of 1980's America. From finding employment to finding acceptance, the first question the world forces them to ask is always, "What Sex Am I?" The acclaimed HBO Documentary returns for its 30th anniversary to a world at once much evolved, and still very much the same as the United States of its first run.


Directed by Lee Grant. 1985




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