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Toryn Glavin

OPINION:

Trans Representation

This year, GAZE will screen Neil Jordan’s 1992 film, The Crying Game, the writer/director’s first foray into the world of transgender people. Released two years before I was born, the film is perhaps most famous for its crass twist, one which by all accounts left audiences of the day a little taken aback. But The Crying Game has a lot more depth than the cheap trick it’s remembered for.

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In this issue of GCN Róisín McVeigh explores the changing representation of lesbians on the big screen against the background of GAZE's screening of the controversial Below Her Mouth; Toryn Glavin argues that The Crying Game has a ring of trans truth; Editor Brian Finnegan explore Ireland's LGBT+ community's paradoxical relationship with An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar; Tributes are paid to two beloved LGBT activists, Ann Loiuse Gilligan and Dave Roach, by those who loved them most; Legendary queer photographer Nan Goldin and feminist filmmaker Vivienne Dick sit down with Mary Nally to discuss queerness, mythomaniacs and much else. And of course, there's much more to explore...