“I am not a man. I am not a woman. I am not heterosexual. I am not homosexual. I am not bisexual. I am a dissident of the gender-sex binary system. I am the multiplicity of the cosmos trapped in a binary political and epistemological system, shouting in front of you. I am a uranist confined inside the limits of technoscientific capitalism.” In the program „Alienated Futures“ the recent short film THE FAMILIAR by Julian Quentin meets queer classic GENDERNAUTS by famous queerfeminist filmmaker Monika Treut.
THE FAMILIAR, Julian Quentin, D 2021,11′, no dialogue // An alien crashes on an inhospitable planet and tries to contact their home planet.
GENDERNAUTS, Monika Treut, D 1999, 86′, english OV, german subs
In this early documentary Monika Treut shows the avangardist upcoming of thetrans and genderqueer scene of San Francisco in the 90s. A beautiful, touching portrait of a rising subculture in the US and the courage to live your truth.