The Courage of Conversation

The Courage of Conversation Sex Roles (2014) 70:161–163 DOI 10.1007/s11199-013-0340-x MEDIA REVIEW Orchids: My Intersex Adventure. Directed by Phoebe Hart, Australia. Women Make Movies, 2010. 60 min. Color. DVD. English. $295.00 (University price). Order No: W1110311, Carla Golden Published online: 31 January 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Orchids is a welcome addition to the dozen or so films about While the details of Phoebe’s story are specific to her intersex people (e.g., Celeste et al. 2005; Hsu and Thomas Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) and her Australian 2006;Puenzo 2008) and has the advantage of being directed familial and historical context, there are many resonances with by someone who identifies as such. Most of these films are the lives of intersex people in the United States and Britain U.S.-based; exceptions will be noted in the review. Defined as (Dreger 1999). Phoebe was 5 years old when her parents “congenital conditions in which genital, chromosomal, or learned of her condition but it wasn’tuntil shewas apreado- anatomical sex development is atypical” (Lee et al. 2006), lescent and started asking questions about when she would intersex bodies challenge the binary nature of biological sex. menstruate that her mother told her she didn’t have a uterus Sex Roles Springer Journals

The Courage of Conversation

Sex Roles , Volume 70 (4) – Jan 31, 2014

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