One of the best trans films you've likely never heard of, Antonio Gimenez-Rico's landmark 1983 documentary Dressed in Blue explores the lives and loves of a group of six transgender women living in Madrid in the years following Spain's transition to democracy. But more than that, it's a loving portrait of a culture finally emerging from the shadows after being hidden for far too long. The director's portrait of these women gave them the freedom to portray their own stories, along with friends and family, but in a stylized scripted narrative framework with gorgeous cinematography by Teo Escamilla. The stories of Eva, Nacha, Loren, Josette, Renee and Tamara were never properly released outside of Spain and never available on home video, but finally Altered Innocence and Anus Films are proud to present this vital testament to just how far we've come - and how far there's still left to go.
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