My Genderation is an ongoing film project celebrating trans lives and experience. In 2011 Fox Fisher and Lewis Hancox both took part in a mainstream documentary in the UK. Afterwards, they formed My Genderation and started making films about trans people around them and documenting events. My Genderation is now ran by Fox Fisher and their partner, Owl. What makes My Genderation unique is that it is entirely trans led and it’s content made by trans people, about trans people, for a wider audience.
Their first broadcast was on BBC with one of our documentaries and after that we teamed up with All About Trans and made 25 short films about trans people, 8 of which were shown on Channel 4.
Grrl Alex is a trans woman from Wales who has a rather unusual gender presentation. The fact she sports a fabulous beard upsets the binary of gender expression where we put the feminine and the masculine as complete opposites and anybody embodying characteristics or presentation of both in some ways upset this simplified look on the world. This film tells the story of Alex and her journey as a trans woman in the modern world. In her own words, she is expanding the bandwidth of what it is to be a woman.
About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Fox Fisher
Fox Fisher (MA) is an award winning artist, film-maker and campaigner. After taking part in C4’s My Transsexual Summer, Fox set up My Genderation and has made 50+ short films, which are endorsed by the BBC, C4 and the NHS. Fox promotes trans matters through TV appearances: ITV This Morning Breakfast TV (2011), BBC Inside Out (2012), Arte Europa (2013) BBC Victoria Derbyshire (2016). He is an advisor to All About Trans, and facilitated interactions w/ BBC, Daily Mail, Sun & Observer, to discuss representation in media. Fox co-created LGBT comedy Heartichoke and worked with Will Young on music video Brave Man, casting a trans lead. Fox plays the role of Jake Greenleaf (a gay transman) in Radio 4’s book adaptations of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (2016). Fox also co-created the Trans Acting course / Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, is a script consultant for BBC Eastenders’, trans character Kyle (2016). They are a Patron for LGBT Switchboard and co-creator of Children’s book: Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl? and co-creator of Trans Pride Brighton (2013+). Fox stars as Blake in a diverse mini-series, As We Are, being released in Nov 2016.