On the eve of the male-to-female operation, transsexual Bree learns that she has a teenage son. She travels to New York to collect Toby who is in a juvenile detention. Worried about his reaction, she pretends to be a Christian do-gooder as they embark on a road-trip across the States.
Winner of several awards, including a Golden Globe to Felicity Huffman for her remarkable central turn, Transamerica is a delightful and moving portrait of a trans woman’s experience. Contemporary values of representation have since evolved, but much of what this gem has to say still rings true.