Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Julie Cohen (“RBG”) is back with a new documentary called “Every Body,” about the lives of intersex people. The film tells the story of three people born intersex, which is when a person displays physical characteristics — chromosome patterns or genitalia — that don’t fit traditional binary definitions of gender, often causing doctors and families to actively assign a gender to the newborn child. The adults profiled in the film share their experiences of forced surgeries, shame, and secrets, and have now chosen to be public to advocate for the end of medically unnecessary interventions.
Produced with NBC News and distributed by Focus Features this June, it’s a timely and urgently needed film to help squash the ignorance about gender currently running rampant in the United States. Make it a Pride Month watch and buy a ticket when it comes along. Only in theaters June 30.