The Classification Board has this morning given Melbourne Queer Film Festival the go-ahead to screen Sexing the Transman.

“The trans community will no doubt be rapt to finally be able to view a sex-positive trans documentary among the safe and supportive environment of the MQFF — it’s the first public screening of its kind in Australia, and hopefully the first of many,” MQFF director Lisa Daniel said.

“Full credit goes to the Board for acknowledging the adult film festival-going community of Melbourne is mature enough to decide what they would like to view.”

Earlier this year the Classification Board refused exemption for two films in Sydney’s Mardi Gras Film Festival line-up, Community Action Centre and In Their Room: Berlin.

The board determined the films would have been granted an X classification had they been put through the classification process in Australia.

In Sexing The Transman the world’s first transman porn actor, Buck Angel, interviews other trans men about their bodies, transitions and sexual orientation.

INFO: There are still a limited number of tickets on sale for Sexing the Transman, which screens at 10.15pm on Friday, March 16 at ACMI. Details at

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