You are invited next Tuesday, the 26th, to watch the National Geographic Gender Revolution documentary, A journey with Katie Couric at the Falmouth PFLAG Support Group meeting.
The documentary is 90 minutes long, so we will start promptly at 7:00p. to finish by 8:30p. This film is recommended for ages 15 and up.
In both daily life and political discourse, gender has become an increasingly frequent topic. Katie Couric chronicles how gender and the concept and understanding of gender has evolved over the decades in her documentary Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. The special will also feature an interview with Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen from Virginia who discussed using the men’s room with his school board, among others. EW reports Grimm as saying, “I have been aware of who I was since I was a very young kid and it’s taken me a very long time to be able to be myself and be okay with that. The person that I am now, being able to have all my rights in full, is such a massive, dynamic difference from the person I was just last summer.” Couric will discuss what it means for one to identify as binary or non-binary, and how some intersex individuals identify in this documentary.
As a note: early in the film, Katie Couric begins talking about the difference between anatomy and gender identity, flubbing to refer to the Gender bread Person as the “Gender bread Man.” It’s endearing to see Couric’s vulnerability throughout the film. She’s clearly more interested in learning and growing than in giving the appearance of having it all “right” at the outset.
Meeting Place: Falmouth Jewish Congregation, 7 Hatchville Rd., East Falmouth. 7:00p-8:30p.