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FUNNY KINDA GUY (2004)

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* "FUNNY KINDA GUY is not a likely title for a documentary about a transgendered singer-songwriter who, while gaining his true identity as a man, must sacrifice his voice to hormone treatment. Yet Scotland's Simon de Voil is so charismatic and good-natured, the title quickly grabs hold and never lets go." San Francisco International Film Festival * "A strong sense of compassion towards a clever and witty guy struggling to come to terms with his own masculinity...FUNNY KINDA GUY scores by simply telling it straight." Isla Leaver-Yap, THE LIST


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Catalogue No. ACC0061
SRP A$24.95
APN 9333723000615
DVD Release Date 13 Jun 2007
Director Travis Reeves
Producer Wendy Griffin
Cast Simon de Voil
Genre Documentary
Rating M (Moderate themes, Infrequent moderate coarse language)
Run Time 83 mins
Visual Format 16:9
Audio Format Dolby Digital Stereo
Language English
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Quotes * "FUNNY KINDA GUY is not a likely title for a documentary about a transgendered singer-songwriter who, while gaining his true identity as a man, must sacrifice his voice to hormone treatment. Yet Scotland's Simon de Voil is so charismatic and good-natured, the title quickly grabs hold and never lets go." San Francisco International Film Festival * "A strong sense of compassion towards a clever and witty guy struggling to come to terms with his own masculinity...FUNNY KINDA GUY scores by simply telling it straight." Isla Leaver-Yap, THE LIST
Awards * Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the 2005 Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Synopsis
Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the 2005 Melbourne Queer Film Festival, feature documentary Funny Kinda Guy tells the story of the transition from female to male of transgendered singer-songwriter Simon de Voil.

A musical odyssey, the film uses Simon's own songs to tell his remarkable story. The journey lasts more than a year and a half, and takes him from his native Scotland to the other side of the world. There is freedom and happiness along the way, as his new-found masculinity flourishes, but there is also sadness and loss, as he irreversibly sacrifices his female singing voice to hormone treatment.
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