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Out as Intersex & Genderqueer in GENDERNAUTS

Out as Intersex & Genderqueer in GENDERNAUTS

 

Gendernauts is the groundbreaking, multi award-winning 1999 documentary by German filmmaker Monika Truet, which shows us a group of artists in San Francisco who live between the poles of conventional gender identities. The New York Times review of the film, after it’s February 4, 2000, United States premiere at Manhattan’s Cinema Village, had this to say about yours truly: 🙂

“Hida Viloria, a voluble hermaphrodite with exquisite cheekbones, can pass effortlessly from ravishing femininity to sullen machismo. Having lived credibly as a woman and as a man, Hida, like Stafford, now seems happiest occupying ”the middle ground” between them.”

In this 5:49 minute video clip, of my segment in the film, I talk about some of my comical experiences being intersex & about feeling like neither a man or a woman, or both — essentially, about being non-binary or genderqueer, specifically gender fluid, although those terms wasn’t in use yet back then. Enjoy!

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Interesting fact: At approx. 1.7% of the population, Intersex people are as common as red-heads. “Everyone’s met an intersex person, you just may not know you have.”

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