BFI Flare Film Festival
Bendfilm Film Festival
Little Miss Westie follows two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, school, family and transitioning during the Trump era. Ren is competing in the Little Miss Westie Pageant; her older brother Luca is coaching her on posing, make-up, and talent. He knows his stuff because he competed six years ago when he was living as a girl. Moving and unflinching, this documentary from co-directors Dan Hunt and Joy E. Reed challenges basic ideas about gender, while entertaining audiences as we observe this tween and teen bicker, struggle, and compete, while coming-of-age.
USA - 2018 - 1h 15m
Directed By: Dan Hunt, Joy E. Reed
Starring: Luca McCarthy, Ren McCarthy, Shelley Stoehr-McCarthy, Chris McCarthy