Orlando, My Political Biography (2023)
- R13 | 1h38 | Documentary, LGBTQ
- In Theaters: Fri, Nov 10, 2023
- Cast: ... more
Filmmaker and intellectual giant Paul B. Preciado goes deeply into the heart of gender identity and societal standards in the ground-breaking documentary ORLANDO, MY POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY, scheduled to air on Friday, November 10, 2023. The film, which took its cue from Virginia Woolf's influential book Orlando: A Biography, deftly combines historical backdrop with individual narratives. Orlando, a character created by Woolf and praised for its representation of gender fluidity, develops both physically and spiritually over three centuries. Preciado does an excellent job of reimagining this story by include over twenty trans and non-binary people, each of whom offers their own perspective on Orlando's journey while weaving in their own tales of identity and transition. In addition to paying homage to a literary classic and winning numerous honors at the 2023 Berlin Film Festival, this documentary also questions and examines the ongoing struggle against anti-trans ideas in contemporary society. Those who are passionate about the ever changing conversation regarding gender and identity must see this.