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[name removed by request], a recently transitioned transsexual woman, shares her view from behind the scenes on the set of a major television studio.

Zack Stratis, gay filmmaker, talks about his new feature-length musical motion picture that stars his own family. Zack is joined in the studio by his artist sister, "EvmorphiaTM".

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00:00 Introduction
12:18 Question of the week
Question: "What is the best way to approach/show support to a transperson who is dressed and you are not in a public place. I ran into a person I was 99.9% sure was a transperson out shopping. After I realized the person was trans, I stopped and thought for a few seconds what to say and in this short time the person was gone. I hope I did cause any internal problems to that person because I 'read' them and they did not know I was a transperson too. "
(from Stasha in Cherry Hill, New Jersey)
23:11 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
34:04 Boston area (and some national) announcements Still from 'Could Be Worse'
Still from 'Could Be Worse'
37:50 Zack Stratis, Cambridge-based filmmaker, talks about his first feature length film, "Could Be Worse!", a humorous musical story about his attempts to relate to his family as a gay man. Zack has worked in film since 1987 in Los Angeles, Boston, New York and abroad, on both major studio motion pictures and smaller, personal artistic works. He won the CINE Golden Eagle award for his 1993 documentary "Midburb". Stratis' first short film, his senior project at Rhode Island School of Design, "...And A Song And A Dance", won First Prize at the Festival De Belfort, France, Second Prize at the Marin County Film Festival, and Special Jury awards at the Humboldt and Ann Arbor Film Festivals.
Zack is joined by his sister "EvmorphiaTM," an artist with a studio in Brookline, Massachusetts. She teaches in the Boston public school system and has a website, Evmorphia.com.
"Could Be Worse!" opens at the Stuart Street Playhouse in Boston on February 12th.
53:34 Special Message
54:29 [name removed by request], who identifies as a "pre-operative transsexual," recently transitioned to living as a woman while working for CBS as a television studio engineer. She previously worked for NBC in New York City, where she worked with the Dave Letterman show for it's 1st 8 years. She won a technical emmy for sound effect while working for the popular TV soap opera "The Young & Restless", and was nominated for an Emmy last year for audio on "Hollywood Squares."
In a gracious interview sprinked with warm anecdotes, she talks about her transition and how the people at CBS responded to her.
For more information about the resources that she used in her successful transition, please visit the Center for Gender Sanity at http://www.gendersanity.com/.
87:29 End
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