On Ugly Betty, Daniel’s brother is now his sister, at the LA Times, sports writer Mike Penner announced that he’s soon to be Christine, and tonight on 20/20 Barbara Walters is hanging with transgender children. It seems like everything’s coming up trans these days.
It all takes me back to last summer when I had my own genital reassignment surgery done. OK, that part’s a lie. I did not have GRS, but it kinda felt like I did after spending six weeks in Trinidad, CO, “the sex change capital of the world,” shooting WOW’s new six-part series SEX CHANGE HOSPITAL. Hot on the coattails of TransGeneration, which helped usher in this age of all things trans, Sex Change Hospital follows 12 transmen and women as they have genital reassignment procedures at the hands of Dr Marci Bowers, who has gone through the transition process herself.
The series premieres in the UK May 23rd on MORE4, and the first episode will have its North American premiere at Frameline in San Francisco on Saturday, June 23, 2007. Stay tuned for more info!
– Chris McKim, director, Sex Change Hospital