UK based Sundance Films is moving ahead
with plans to produce a documentary on the life of Thomas Beatie, the
world's first transgender man to give birth. The
hour-long documentary, titled Pregnant Man,
tells the story of Beatie and his family.
Tracy Lagondino, a former Miss Hawaii Teen USA beauty pageant
finalist, Tracy transgendered to Thomas in his early twenties. He
confessed on The Oprah Winfrey Show that
his childhood was troubled.
legally married his wife Nancy in 2003, a mother of two divorcee. He
decided to get pregnant after learning that Nancy was unable to bear
another child due to a hysterectomy. Beatie had retained his
reproductive sexual organs when he transgendered to a man.
to Oprah Winfrey, he defended his right to have a child. “I feel
it's not a male or female desire to have a child,” Beatie said.
“It's a human need. I'm a person and I have the right to have a
couple became pregnant through artificial insemination and gave birth
to a healthy baby girl at an Oregon hospital on June 29th.
Films has already sold United Kingdom rights to the BBC's Channel 4.
United States distribution has not been released.