Transgender Filmmaker Talks Killer Unicorns and Drag Queen Acting
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On the latest episode of The Advocates podcast, the show dedicated to LGBTQ issues across generations, transgender filmmaker A.J. Mattioli joins cohosts Tracy E. Gilchrist and Jessie Earl. Owner of LGBT production company Mattioli Productions, A.J. was listed as part of Huffington Post's "10 Trans Filmmakers You Should Know" and was named one of The Advocate's "40 People Under 40 to Look Out For" in 2011.

The hilarious LGBT filmmaker discusses his recent documentary Words, which focuses on how the queer community and other marginalized groups use words to identify and express ourselves. He also talks about his upcoming horror-comedy Killer Unicorn, getting to direct drag queens to act in a movie, how he found himself working in the film industry.  For hot topics, Tracy and Jessie discuss Bill Cosby, the Brett Kavanaugh, and how constantly talking about sexual assault can wear down one's mental health. For homework, Jessie and Tracy discuss recent LGBT-inclusive films Collette starring Keira Knightley (who Tracy recently interviewed for the film) and Assassination Nation starring transgender actress and model Hari Nef.
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