Availability starts 02/11/2022 11:59 am ends 03/11/2022 11:59 pm
Details of Movie
|Festival||Official Massimadi Selection 2022|
|Trigger Warning||abusive relationships|
|Trigger Warning||precarious aging and health problems|
|Trigger Warning||rape and domestic violence|
Meet Mama Gloria. Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen, now in her 70s, blazed a trail for trans people like few others before her. Emerging from Chicago’s South Side drag ball culture in the 1960s, Gloria overcame traumatic violence to become a proud leader in her community. Most famously, she pioneered a charm school for young transgender people that served as inspiration for Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins’ hit play Charm. Luchina Fisher’s empathic and engaging documentary is not only a portrait of a groundbreaking legend, but also a celebration of unconditional love, the love Gloria received from her own mother and that she now gives to her chosen children.
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