Real Boy

Real Boy  Real Boy  PG12
Shaleece Haas
USA / 2016 / Color / 72mins

Frameline Film Festival 2016 - Audience Awards - Best Documentary
Independent Film Festival of Boston 2016 - Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing
Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2016

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.