Gendertroublemakers (1993) (20:00) (Vancouver)
by Jeanne B. and Xanthra Phillipa
A short film about two trans people fed up with the representation of trans sexualities by non-trans people. In this film the artists discuss their relationships with gay men and their attraction to other trans women.
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Mirha-Soleil Ross (aka Jeanne B.) is a trans videomaker, performer, sex worker and animal rights activist born and raised in a poor francophone neighbourhood on the south shore of Montréal, Québec. Since moving to Toronto in 1992, she has produced over a dozen videos which have been screened at festivals internationally. As an activist, Mirha-Soleil worked from 1997-1999 with the staff at the 519 Community Centre to develop Meal-Trans, Toronto’s first publicly funded, multi-services program for low income and street active transsexual and transgendered people.
Xanthra Phillipa Mackay is a trans cultural producer, videomaker, writer, zine editor/publisher and radio host since 1992. She (along with Mirha-Soleil Ross) produced gendertrash in the early 1990s. She has been involved with Counting Past 2 since its inception in 1997. Her writing has appeared in the aforementioned gendertrash and Willyboy. She once hosted the radio show, Psychopathia Transsexualis: transsexual news, information and culture, on alternate Mondays from 11 – 12 noon on CIUT 89.5FM. She volunteers at the Meal-Trans program, a meal drop in for low income, street active and marginalized transsexual and transgendered people at the 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto.