With books like Gender Outlaw, My Gender Workbook and Hello Cruel
World (101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks & Other Outlaws),
Kate Bornstein occupies a place of honor as a beloved trans auntie to
several generations of gender rebels (though her use of the word
“tranny” is controversial to some).
In this nonlinear exploration, director Sam Feder offers an
affectionate introduction to Bornstein’s life and thought, with scenes
drawn from her daily life, interviews with friends, and appearances as
a performer and teacher. When faced with a serious health crisis,
Bornstein’s grace and grounded wisdom illuminate this encounter with
Watching this movie feels like sitting down for a cup of tea with this
influential and immensely likable activist, who, unlike some queer
elders, praises and blesses the young ones who follow along trails
that she helped blaze.
-Stella Maris, QDoc
Trailer for "Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger" from sam feder on Vimeo.