While transgender men are rarely visible in the cultural imagination, amid tropes of transition and turmoil, the filmed interpretation of Scott Turner Schofield’s live work of the same name generated 127 pieces of short content (Steps) that deeply explore themes such as childhood, masculinity, love, sex, death, and survival. The film is written and directed by writer, director, producer, transgender activist, and the WOW Report‘s very own Andrea James.
“It’s important for me to say that I’m not telling anybody else’s story,” Schofield said to Catherine Annie Hollingsworth of the Miami New Times. “But I know that other trans people say, ‘I can’t believe that somebody is finally out there telling that story. Nobody is doing that. Thank you.’?”
Hollingsworth mentioned a memory that Schofield had about a bachelor party of guys coming to see the film: “They thought it was a comedy show for bros and decided to see it just because of the title. At the end of the show, as always, Schofield greeted the audience.” she said.
“These guys were like, ‘We would never in a million years have chosen to see anything like this, but our lives are so profoundly changed. And it’s because you told that one story about your best friend, and I know how that feels, which means you and me are the same?'” Schofield said.