Last night I watched Tomboy, which is a french film from 2011. It is one of my favorite movies because I can relate to it…quite a lot. Doing what Laure/Michael (the main character) did certainly crossed my mind when I was young, but I never had the guts to do it. I’m sure I could’ve pulled it off because people would confuse me with a boy until my boobs came in. And even then I think I still managed to confuse people.
I really recommend this film, it has such a sweet and innocent approach to gender identity. One example of this is the scene pictured above, where Laure and Jeanne (her little sister) are joking around while Jeanne cuts Laure’s hair and Jeanne doesn’t care if her sister would rather identify as a boy. They have a special bond and they enjoy their time together. It really is a beautiful sisterhood, which reminds me of my own sister, who is one of the two people aware of my sexuality. The other is my best friend from childhood, who is also gay and would dress up as a boy with me…but more on her later.
Please watch this movie if you haven’t yet. If you don’t know where to download or need help with subtitles, let me know. I’d be more than happy to help you out.
Love and peace,