Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger
Sam Feder
USA 2014, Digital, Color, 72 min, OV w/German ST Austrian Premiere

Jury’s Special Commendation – GAZE Intl LGBT FF Dublin
Audience Award – Beacon Independent FF
Audience Award – Translations Seattle Transgender FF

Kate Bornstein is a brilliant trouble maker.
London LGBT FF

Everybody’s favourite queer auntie!

‘Tranny Granny’ Kate Bornstein, performance artist and author, has advocated the visibility of transpeople for decades and paved the way for future generations by being true to her own mantra: “Do whatever is necessary to make your life worth living – just don’t be mean.” This portrait focuses less on her work than on her incredibly rich and inspiring personal journey – the “nice Jewish boy” who (not leaving out Scientology) became a trans dyke, sadomasochist, controversial activist and “an orgasm on two legs” (Annie Sprinkle). (Sebastian Beier, Hamburg Intl Queer FF)

Hey, I’m Kate fucking Bornstein! Does theory turn you on? Here I am, come taste me! Use me! Swallow me! Shit me out!
Kate Bornstein

Sam Feder

Filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Their directorial debut (Sam identifies as trans and uses gender neutral pronouns), the award winning feature film, Boy I Am, is cited as one of the “10-Must See Gender Documentaries”, in “Curve Magazine.”
Filmography (Selection): Boy I Am (2006), No More Lies (2009, short), Billy, a Portrait of a Dancer (2010, short), When the Dust Settles (2012)

06/12 8:00 PM / Filmcasino

Sam Feder

Screenplay: Sam Feder
Cinematography: Sam Feder, Esy Casey
Editing: Sam Feder, Sarah Friedland
Producers: Sam Feder, Karin Winslow
With: Kate Bornstein, Bruce the Turtle, Gizmo, Mollyanna, Calla Lily, Maui, Justian Vivian Bond, Barbara Carrellas, Sandy Stone and others