Trans FitCon, the world’s only all-transgender bodybuilding competition plays centerpiece to documentarian T Cooper’s ‘uplifting’ (pun intended) film. Man Made follows the lives of four trans men and their families in the months leading to the weekend-long competition. The character-driven documentary unearths the intimate motivations that drive them to oil up and step up on stage. The film doesn’t shy away from their physical and emotional challenges and is a tribute to the vulnerability shared by both the men and their families.
Ultimately this is a beautiful portrayal of the ways in which we all choose to define and celebrate ourselves.