Film Review: VENUS (Canada 2017) ***1/2

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A dramatic comedy about a transitioning woman who discovers that she’s the father of a 14 year old boy.


Eisha Marjara

Transgender subjects are getting more popular in LGBT features now that gay characters have been more and more normalized in mainstream movies.  They have even invaded the gay documentary genre as seen in the recent film TRANSFORMER about a transgendered weight lifter.

VENUS tells the tale of Sid (Debargo Sanyal), a South Asian (Punjabi origin) transitioning woman whose life is turned upside down when Ralph (Jamie Mayers), the “white” 14 year-old biological son she never knew she had, shows up unexpectedly at her door.   And repeatedly at the door daily. “Wreck-It-Ralph” is about to create havoc in Sid’s life.   Shot in Montreal, the upbeat film…

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