Sex Change – Shock! Horror! Probe!


Gender identity and transexuality issues explored.

SKU: 651
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Producer: Kristiene Clarke
Year Produced: 1989
Running time: 45 minutes


This programme explores the subject of gender identity and the issues that rage around transsexuality. Problems do not go away once the operation has been performed: non-recognition of their new role, and fear of exposure, especially in the popular press, continues to affect the lives of transsexuals. The legal system refuses to recognise their new gender, so barring marriage and adopting children. A number of people describe their lives and how attitudes have affected them, including a local councillor, a glamorous business woman and a man who took his case to the European Court of Human Rights.