Transformer (2017)

Transformer (2017)

Michael Del Monte


Transformer (2017) is a English movie. Michael Del Monte has directed this movie. are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2017. Transformer (2017) is considered one of the best Documentary movie in India and around the world.

In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. The reaction was universal: her sponsors abandoned her, she was disowned by her parents, banned from competing, and she changed her name to "Janae". This film follows Janae as she attempts to find her place in society. Initially wanting to strip off the muscle and become a much smaller looking woman, she found herself unable to lose the muscle she so desperately gained. She now finds herself living one day as an alpha male and the next day as a delicate girl. Will Janae be able to handle her muscle relapses? Will her passage from being a male bring her the peace she's looking for? Will society accept a 250lbs muscular woman? Is her path personal redemption or physical and psychological disaster?


Transformer (2017) Reviews

  • Documentary of the Year


    Folks go on and on about how 'fearless' a given film is in its unflinching approach to some subject or another. Sure, there are a lot of brave films making the rounds, but to me Transformer sets a new standard. This film is far from a superficial topic treatment of gender identity crisis and transformation. It is in fact a deeply personal story of the struggle to reconcile one's own identity amid manifold, countervailing forces. How does a person who has lived their life building and supporting a false identity to protect their psyche from the hatred they feel toward their own body set about building a life around who they've always yearned to be? The answer, it seems, is that nobody knows. Transformer manages to simultaneously challenge what it takes to be a man, what it means to be a woman, and what is required to be truly human. Astonishingly honest, deeply emotional, peppered with intimate takes and salted with a sawtooth wave of tiny triumphs and existential setbacks, Transformer is a documentary masterpiece for the modern age. Janae Marie Kroc is ultimately more heroine than we likely deserve, but perhaps precisely the one we need.

  • Seems honest, but also seemed incomplete


    Saw this advertised on Netflix, and thought it looked like an interesting story. It came across as a very honest portrayal of the conflict that Matt/Janae was going through, but I also think there was much missing, particularly at the end. We never do see a live image of Janae after the surgery, which I found puzzling, and we never know what happened to her career-wise. Also, once she commits to transitioning, we don't see any reactions from family and friends. It almost seemed to me like the filmmakers were eventually very restricted in what access they had and what topics they could cover. Did she fully transition (i.e. breast implants, bottom surgery), or is she content to remain caught in between? I find this case particular interesting because, to me, Matt did not come across as fully committed to being one sex or the other. He apparently took testosterone at the same time he was trying to transition on a number of occasions, and his mannerisms as a female seemed faked. And he admitted in one brief scene that he was sexually attracted to women. Far be it from me to deny what is going through someone else's head, but I do wonder if this wasn't something different than a purely transgender situation. Regardless, hopefully all works our for Janae in the future.

  • Struck a cord


    I had recently been in a FB argument with people judging Charlize Theron and her raising her son. They assumed she allowed her son got his way because he was dressed as a girl and she allowed it. I defended that her son was doing no harm to anyone, as a boy or girl and not every parent is going to treat their child the same. So I applaud Janae and her tenacity. It definitely cannot be easy and it was interesting to watch.

  • Inspiring.


    This is honestly a great movie and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. Wether you're trans, know someone who is trans, or want to know a bit more about the struggles that trans people go through, please watch it. This is a great documentary and while I don't have much to say about it, its great.

  • Seems far fetched


    This guy is taking so many steroids! How can you transition if you are taking male hormones? He is pretty as a woman, but what decent transgender applies makeup like her? Her face was brown but her body is white!

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