Mr. Angel (2013)

Mr. Angel (2013)

Released: 2013
Genre: Animation, Documentary, Genre
Director: Dan Hunt
Starring: Elayne Angel, Buck Angel, Lux Alptraum, ,
Run time: 68 min
IMDb: 6.7/10
Country: USA
Views: 27298


Mr. Angel chronicles the extraordinary life of transgender activist and porn pioneer, Buck Angel. He survived addiction, prostitution, and suicide and now tells a moving story of a man’s search for acceptance from his family & the world. Following six years in his life, Mr Angel is an inspirational story of an unlikely hero.
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User Reviews: This feature length documentary chronicles the extraordinary life of transgender activist, educator and porn pioneer, Buck Angel. His in-your-face style of activism has audiences outraged by his insistence that he is "a man… who happens to have a vagina."

While there are not many interviews besides with Angel himself (Dan Savage being a notable exception), that is all you need. You learn of his years in female modeling, his years of drug addiction, and the identity crisis that transgender people go through.

Angel may not be typical in that he has not gone through all the surgeries, but he does have one thing going for him: he is sympathetic and genuinely nice. Transgender people today (2014) are not universally accepted, and it seems that some activists are pushing the issue hard. Angel prefers to open a dialogue rather than yell. It works.

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