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LGBT / Movies PopWrapped | LGBT

Queer Film "Vamonos" Explores Misgendering After Death

John Knight | PopWrapped Author

John Knight

04/01/2015 6:37 pm
PopWrapped | LGBT
Queer Film
Media Courtesy of Twitter
What do you want be buried in when you die? No no, not what kind of casket. The outfit- what outfit do you want to buried in? Of course this isn't something you've given much thought to, because let's face it: death is a sad thing, a morbid topic that nobody wants to talk about unless it's completely necessary. So to think about something like what kind of outfit we want to buried in is a bit, well, uncomfortable. But, for someone within the queer community, you often don't have a choice in the matter. Too often, members of the queer community are buried in clothing that contradicts their sexual/gender identity and goes against their wishes. The film Vámonos explores this idea, following the story of a gay Latina mourning the death of her butch girlfriend, Mac. The groundbreaking film is still reaching out for funding and support in order to generate the dialogue that tackles the idea of misgendering after death. The filmmakers produced this short video asking people: "What outfit do you want to be buried in when you die?"
We just created this video asking various people what outfit they want to be buried in after they die to bring to light an issue within the LGBT community, Director Marvin Bryan Lemus told The Huffington Post. Some butch-identified women and trans men and women often are buried in clothes that doesn't [sic] represent their identity because of family who either are unaware of the distinctions or whose religious beliefs lead them to turn a blind eye to the importance of one's identity.
Want to learn more about Vámonos? Head on over to their Facebook page. Filmmakers are also encouraging individuals to tweet using the hashtag #OOTDead about what they want to be buried in as an act of empowerment.

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