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by Valentina Brandolini


Gloss is the story of Alex, a transexual girl in search of identity. Growing up, Alex denied, still in her adolescence, her male identity, because of the overwhelming difficulties that afflicted her. The discrimination and hazing Alex had to endure during his adolescence, when he was struggling with his female nature, forced her to suppress altogether his boyness and to replace it with a more convenient reality. Therefore, Alex has now to work in reverse: she needs to trace back her having been a boy, in order to revisit and reacquire her male component, and become thus a balanced and content woman.

original title: Gloss - Cambiare si può
country: Italy
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Valentina Brandolini
film run: 95'
screenplay: Valentina Brandolini
cast: Lucia Mascino, Gianluca Pezzino, Nicholas Pirone, Paolo Giovannucci, Tommaso Ramenghi, Rosa Fumetto
cinematography by: Marco Carosi
film editing: Paolo Maselli
art director: Cinzia Lo Fazio
costumes designer: Irene Corda
music: Pasquale Catalano
producer: Pasquale Catalano
production: Filand
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
distributor: Paco Distribuzione
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