FILM: Game Face
4 & 17 October
How easy is it for LGBT sports players to come out?
Despite the image of progress in LGBT rights, on the sports field it can be a completely different story. Game Face follows the trajectories of two very different LGBT sport professionals.
Trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox has to square up to public scrutiny as her gender identity is outed just as her fighting career ramps up. Aspiring basketball player Terrence Clemens struggles within himself to decide if he can come out or continue playing basketball and hide his sexuality.
The combination of society’s homophobia and transphobia along with the pressures of being in professional sports lead to emotional scenes on and off the court. These people have to keep their Game Face on at all times, making this documentary by Michiel Thomas a really special film to watch.