No Ordinary Man

In Conversation

  • Jenni Olson is a Berkeley-based queer film historian, writer, and filmmaker who is the proud proprietor of, which features more information about all of her work as a longtime champion of LGBTQ+ cinema.

  • Susan Stryker, PhD, is the author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution, codirector of the Emmy-winning documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, and coeditor of the multi-volume Transgender Studies readers.

  • Isaac Fellman is an archivist at the GLBT Historical Society, as well as a Lambda Literary Award-winning novelist.

A fascinating deconstruction of history, culture and identity, No Ordinary Man raises many crucial questions—and answers them so thoughtfully—that it moves beyond entertainment into the realm of essential text.

Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap

Marquise Vilsón, Susan Stryker,

Trans jazz musician Billy Tipton lived stealth for much of his life. After his 1989 death from health complications, his trans identity was revealed, and a tabloid media circus against him and his family followed. Filmmakers Chase Joynt, Aisling Chin-Yee, and Amos Mac return to Tipton’s story, enlisting trans masculine performers and trans historians to rehabilitate and reconsider Tipton’s life story and critique how the mainstream media often misunderstands trans masculinity.

  • Aisling Chin-Yee
  • Amos Mac
  • Léna Mill-Reuillard
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 85 mins
  • Oscilloscope Laboratories

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