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‘No Ordinary Man’ Documentary Honors Transmasculine Musician Billy Tipton

Jazz musician Billy Tipton was known throughout the American rust belt from the ’30s to the ’60s, and later settled with his family in Spokane, Washington. Upon his untimely death in 1989, however, he was tactlessly outed as a trans man. His wife and son found themselves immediately dragged into the media limelight, forced to defend the life and legacy of their loved one.
WASHINGTON STATE
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Review: “No Ordinary Man” reclaims the story of transgender icon Billy Tipton

No Ordinary Man, directed by Chase Joynt and Aisling Chin-Lee, is no ordinary documentary. The film challenged documentary conventions to simultaneously offer a peek into jazz musician and transgender icon Billy Tipton and an authentic, timely discussion of the transgender experience. “The film is at once about Billy Tipton and...
SYRACUSE, NY
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