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Winner of a Fabulous Films for Young Adults honor from the American Library Association, Odd Ones Out documents four years in the courageous lives of three transgender teens living on the streets of NYC, Naomi, David and Tot, as they transition into adulthood and face life-altering events.
Family intolerance, abuse, homelessness, sex work, violence and harassment in their schools and community are only the backdrop for a dramatic story of acceptance and rejection, identity and change. Through candid verité footage and home video diaries, this documentary is a unique and intimate look at the most tender time in the lives of these three young people as they struggle with the universal search for self and of being found. It’s a coming of age story about trying to fit in while fighting against society’s rigid boundaries. With Naomi, David and Tot, you will reconsider the definitions of male and female and then discard them as you grow closer to three teenagers who just want to grow up.
Distributed for broadcast by ITV Granada. Education distribution by The Cinema Guild.
Directors: Dana McClure & Kirby Conn
Editors: Kim Connell, Laurie MacMillan
Producers: Kim Connell, Beth Miranda Botshon, Joel Pomeroy
2008, 47 minutes
“Odd Ones Out is an intimate and at times heart wrenching documentary… This film is suitable for a high school audience, and is recommended for public and academic libraries, especially those with LGBT collections.”
– Educational Media Reviews
HONORS & FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Winner, Telly Award, TV Programs – Documentary
Winner, Fabulous Films for Young Adults 2010, American Library Association
Official Selection, MIX NYC