November 22, 2020 bkirchoff

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

2017, Producer

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson reexamines the death of a beloved icon of the trans world while celebrating the story of two landmark pioneers of the trans-rights movement, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.
"Suspenseful for the way it recollects the past through the prism of a murder mystery, brilliantly fusing an archival history with the elements of a detective story."

"Reminds you of the key part that the transgender community played in the socio-political struggle for recognition. Essential viewing."

Rolling Stone


"‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’ is essential because it tells a trans person’s story through her own perspective — a strategy the rest of Hollywood should emulate."

Women and Hollywood
"A poignant and accurate picture of Johnson’s gargantuan efforts to dissolve both individual and systematic homophobia, as well as to make the movement more inclusive of the trans community."

Gay Essentials