A Boy Named Sue (film)

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A Boy Named Sue
BoyNamedSueFilm.jpg
Directed by Julie Wyman
Edited by Julie Wyman
Distributed by Women Make Movies
Release date
  • 28 September 2001 (2001-09-28) (Canada)
Running time
58 minutes
Country United States
Language English

A Boy Named Sue is a 2001 documentary film directed by Julie Wyman. It shows the life and transition of Theo, a young adult, raised female, involved in a lesbian relationship, who undergoes various stages of a sex reassignment surgery (including a mastectomy and hormone therapy) to become male. The protagonist is filmed extensively throughout, gives a number of interviews, and eventually settles down as a gay male. The film's title is taken from the song A Boy Named Sue.

Distribution and reception[edit]

The film played at several festivals including the 2000 San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Reel Affirmations.[1][2] It was nominated for a 2004 GLAAD Media Award.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Release dates for A Boy Named Sue". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  2. ^ Halberstam, Judith. "A Boy Named Sue". Women Make Movies. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Awards for A Boy Named Sue". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 

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