Directors PJ Raval's and Jay Hodges'
story about what makes “sex-change capital of the world”
Trinidad, Colorado tick is now available on DVD.
premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008.
The tiny town (pop. 9,000) has drawn
thousands to its arid terrain seeking to align their bodies with
What's the attraction?
Dr. Marci Bowers – often called the
“Barack Obama of gender” – is part of the answer. In 2003,
Bowers left her family and thriving OB/GYN practice in Seattle to
take over the reins of a sex reassignment hospital founded in 1969 by
Dr. Stanley Biber.
About half the patients in Bowers'
waiting room are female OB/GYN clients. But the other half seek her
out for the surgery Bowers – a former father of three – can
In a 2008 Indiewire.com
interview, directors Raval and Hodges said they were drawn to the
project after hearing about “a town filled with cowboys and
“We assumed sex change operations
occurred in larger metropolitan areas but small town America?” the
Trinidad also focuses on the
inhabitants of the rural town, who mostly support the town's unique
distinction in the transgender world.
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