The Mays Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement will show a documentary that takes an in-depth look at how the transgender community is depicted in Hollywood films at a Netflix Watch Party at 6 p.m. June 23 through Teleparty.
The event is part of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
“Disclosure” dives into the history of how trans people are represented in Hollywood films. This film tackles traditional transgender cliches found in Hollywood films that lead to public misconceptions about the transgender community, according to the film’s website.
Chloe Martinez, AmeriCorps Public Ally with the Mays Center at A&M-San Antonio, said she originally proposed viewing the film during the week of Transgender Day of Visibility, however, was rescheduled for showing in Pride Month.
The organization chose the documentary because of its focus on transgender representation in the media and it is topical, Martinez said.
Viewers can expect to learn a lot about transgender representation in media and hear interviews of transgender actors to better understand Hollywood through their perspective. Viewers can engage with other students via chat and experience Pride Month together.
The documentary includes appearances by Emmy-nominated and equal rights advocate Laverne Cox of the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” and Lilly Wachowski, co-director and co-writer of “The Matrix” films.
This event will share stories and experiences of transgender actors who have been portrayed on-screen or have had their lives shaped by how Hollywood portrayed the transgender community.
To RSVP for the watch party, students should visit https://jagsync.tamusa.edu/event/7094571. There is no registration deadline.
Participants can use the free Teleparty service (formerly Netflix Party) on their computer desktop or laptop using the Google Chrome extension. Teleparty is not supported on mobile devices or tablets.