You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Both

Intriguing indie "Both" is a low-key examination of the turmoil caused when a young Peruvian woman in California discovers she was born a hermaphrodite, and initially raised as a boy. First feature by director Lisset Barcellos is too loose and ambiguous in narrative approach, and, while accomplished for a micro-budget DV effort, it still looks like one. Gay fests and niche home format rep likeliest outlets.

With:
With: Jackie Parker, Jesus Morales, Yvonne Frayssinet, J.D. Brumback, Nicole Wilder, Richard Goodman.

Intriguing indie “Both” is a low-key examination of the turmoil caused when a young Peruvian woman in California discovers she was born a hermaphrodite, and initially raised as a boy. First feature by director Lisset Barcellos is too loose and ambiguous in narrative approach, and, while accomplished for a micro-budget DV effort, it still looks like one. Gay fests and niche home format rep likeliest outlets.

San Francisco stuntwoman Rebecca (Jackie Parker) is friendly but a little remote both on the set and in her private life. Latest affairs with an actress (Nicole Wilder) and male mechanic (J.D. Brumback) suggest she runs whenever people get too close. Rebecca’s curiosity is provoked when a long-unseen aunt sends an old photo album including shots of protag’s brother, who purportedly died in childhood. Rebecca’s mother (Yvonne Frayssinet) refuses to discuss the tragedy, for reasons soon uncovered: The “boy” was in fact Rebecca nee Pedro, who was given a clitorectomy to “correct” nature’s “mistake” before being whisked off to the U.S. with a new identity. Script is sparse, but premise, decent perfs and surprising use of Yma Sumac tunes on the soundtrack hold attention.

Both

U.S.-Peru

Production: A Solaris Films production. Produced by Dana Castro,Celeste Carrasco. Executive producers, Karin Bauer, David Strachan, Peter Dannen. Directed by Lisset Barcellos. Screenplay, Rafael Dumett.

Crew: Camera (color, DV-to-Beta SP); Andrew Piccone, Amanda Micheli; editor, Barcellos; production designers, Arias & Aragon, Maja Tillman. Reviewed at San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, June 22, 2005. Running time: 87 MIN.

With: With: Jackie Parker, Jesus Morales, Yvonne Frayssinet, J.D. Brumback, Nicole Wilder, Richard Goodman.

More Film

  • Venice’s ‘The Wild Boys’ Acquired by

    Venice’s ‘The Wild Boys’ Acquired by U.S.'s Altered Innocence, MUBI (EXCLUSIVE)

    Intriguing indie “Both” is a low-key examination of the turmoil caused when a young Peruvian woman in California discovers she was born a hermaphrodite, and initially raised as a boy. First feature by director Lisset Barcellos is too loose and ambiguous in narrative approach, and, while accomplished for a micro-budget DV effort, it still looks […]

  • Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone in

    Michael B. Jordan Attempts to Rewrite History in First 'Creed II' Trailer

    Intriguing indie “Both” is a low-key examination of the turmoil caused when a young Peruvian woman in California discovers she was born a hermaphrodite, and initially raised as a boy. First feature by director Lisset Barcellos is too loose and ambiguous in narrative approach, and, while accomplished for a micro-budget DV effort, it still looks […]

  • Merger Angst Warner Media

    High Anxiety: WarnerMedia Staff Braces for New Boss as AT&T Takes Control

    Intriguing indie “Both” is a low-key examination of the turmoil caused when a young Peruvian woman in California discovers she was born a hermaphrodite, and initially raised as a boy. First feature by director Lisset Barcellos is too loose and ambiguous in narrative approach, and, while accomplished for a micro-budget DV effort, it still looks […]

  • Bob Iger arrives at the Oscars,

    Bob Iger: Disney Has 'Much Better' Chance of Closing Fox Deal Than Comcast

    Intriguing indie “Both” is a low-key examination of the turmoil caused when a young Peruvian woman in California discovers she was born a hermaphrodite, and initially raised as a boy. First feature by director Lisset Barcellos is too loose and ambiguous in narrative approach, and, while accomplished for a micro-budget DV effort, it still looks […]

  • Brian Roberts, Bob Iger Battle Over

    Brian Roberts and Bob Iger Go Head-to-Head in the Battle for Fox

    Intriguing indie “Both” is a low-key examination of the turmoil caused when a young Peruvian woman in California discovers she was born a hermaphrodite, and initially raised as a boy. First feature by director Lisset Barcellos is too loose and ambiguous in narrative approach, and, while accomplished for a micro-budget DV effort, it still looks […]

  • Disney Fox Merger Illustration by Rob

    Disney Ups Fox Bid to $71.3 Billion, Outflanking Comcast

    Intriguing indie “Both” is a low-key examination of the turmoil caused when a young Peruvian woman in California discovers she was born a hermaphrodite, and initially raised as a boy. First feature by director Lisset Barcellos is too loose and ambiguous in narrative approach, and, while accomplished for a micro-budget DV effort, it still looks […]

  • 'Izzy Gets the F--- Across Town'

    Film Review: 'Izzy Gets the F--- Across Town'

    Intriguing indie “Both” is a low-key examination of the turmoil caused when a young Peruvian woman in California discovers she was born a hermaphrodite, and initially raised as a boy. First feature by director Lisset Barcellos is too loose and ambiguous in narrative approach, and, while accomplished for a micro-budget DV effort, it still looks […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content