Erotic photographer and filmmaker Dave Naz has been doing some really compelling work around gender, sexuality and identity over the past few years. It’s also really important work, because there’s nothing like it. Naz’s examinations not only focus on gender, identity and areas of sexual spectrum that are consistently overlooked, sidelined and ignored by most. His films create a space in which the conversations about these things are in the words of the people we’re observing — and this is so very important. I’m a fan, and I want as many people to see this work as possible.
I previously wrote The fourth installment of Trans by Dave Naz and Triptych: The three installments of Trans: A Photo and Video Project by Dave Naz if you want more background. You can also read about Dave’s Trans project here, and his book Genderqueer here.
Naz’s new documentary Identity: In & Beyond the Binary is posted in full on YouTube and embedded above. It’s a 1-hour documentary interviewing trans, genderqueer, butch and queer people on their varied experiences with gender identity. The interviews address topics from hormones to employment to growing up.
The doc features: Buck Angel, Michelle Austin, Birdmountain, Matty Boi, Jonelle Brooks, Eva Cassini, Colten, James Darling, Afro Disiac, Jade Downing, Evie Eliot, Jenny Elizabeth, Michelle Firestone, Foxxy, Jamie French, Khloe Hart, Mis Isabella, Tara Jolie, Tasha Jones, Riley Kilo, Kristel, Jiz Lee, Eva Lin, Kelli Lox, Venus Lux, Mandy Mitchell, Chelsea Poe, Andre Shakti, Shawn, Kendra Sinclair, Stefani Special, Tiffany Starr, Wendy Summers, Tristan Taormino, Courtney Trouble, and Wolfe Moon.